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09-04-2010, 11:15 AM #1
Ping Tops 1 Million User Mark
Despite being plagued by spammers and other would-be fraudsters, Apple said before the start of this weekend that its Ping social network is off to rock-star kind of start. Within 48-hours of launch, Ping has already generated better than one million initial users. Not bad for something a lot of folks were skeptical about only 72-hours ago.
Apple was beyond enthused to announce the gangbusters success on Friday. "One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping," said an Apple rep in a press release, hinting that further exponential growth is anticipated in the weeks ahead as iTunes 10 becomes the "norm."
“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping.“
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09-04-2010, 11:32 AM #2
Integrate with Facebook and it'll be usable.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
09-04-2010, 11:37 AM #3
^^ yea for sure I think they would find out it will be used even more.
09-04-2010, 11:44 AM #4
It might be posturing but I kind of think we won't see Facebook integration anytime soon since they are having their little spat. Personally I have no interest in Ping or Facebook so I really don't care one way or the other."To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
09-04-2010, 11:57 AM #5
I won't join. Not even slightly tempted.Quaerite et invenietis.
09-04-2010, 12:18 PM #6
I'm not gonna call this a success just yet. This wouldn't be the first thing in history to come out of the gate on fire, only to end up failing miserably. I'll wait and see how many people keep using it on a regular basis.
I also agree that FB integration is an almost "must-have" for this to really survive. Like it or not, Facebook is running the show when it comes to Social Networks these days.
09-04-2010, 12:24 PM #7
Facebook would be a plus but what about the fact that only purchased itunes songs can be shared. In my 8000 song library not a single one was purchased through itunes, yes there legal lol. This service is worthless for me, and many of my friends.
09-04-2010, 12:48 PM #8
09-04-2010, 12:54 PM #9
Social networks come and go. First there was xanga, then myspace, and now facebook.
I think if Ping does catch on (meaning more than 1 out of every 160 users) it'll only last for a while.
09-04-2010, 01:01 PM #10
It's hardly surprising, I'm sure almost everyone updating to i10 will have look at it, I'm one of them even tho I'm never gna use it lol
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09-04-2010, 01:07 PM #11
Plus 1million from over 160million installed copies isn't that great when u take into account most people have updates set to alert, then loads of people will register to just see what it's all about!! How many people will use it?? How many users have Facebook & Twitter accounts?? How many of those use their accounts??
09-04-2010, 01:11 PM #12
To quote George Saint Pierre: Ping, "I'm not very impressed with your performance".
09-04-2010, 01:36 PM #13
One million users. Big deal. I joined just to take a peek, but when I saw I couldn't Facebook connect and the amount of spam I just changed my profile to someone famous for kicks. Oh yeah, the software is dumb as dirt in the recommendations it makes. Has nothing to do with what music you like - it just suggests those with most followers as far as I can tell. I won't be using it much if at all unless Facebook is added. I don't see that happening either. This will be biggest flop since Apple TV. But hey, as long as they keep cranking out iPhones I don't care.
What really depresses me is that out of 1,000,000 - about 150,000 became fans of Lady Gaga! Just shoot me nowI thought my carrier was bad til I got a new web host
09-04-2010, 01:36 PM #14
Holy ****. That was fast.
09-04-2010, 01:46 PM #15
I don't have Twitter. I don't have Facebook. And I won't have Ping. I only use iTunes to sync my phone with. Which also happens to be where my social network is. In my Contacts list.
09-04-2010, 01:47 PM #16
That eas easy, time to press the Staples buttonName? whereswaldo
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09-04-2010, 02:36 PM #17
I have Twitter, I have FaceBook but never heard of Ping!
09-04-2010, 03:21 PM #18
09-04-2010, 04:39 PM #19
They joined to see what it is..and it sucks!!
Make it with facebook..
09-04-2010, 06:26 PM #20