Apple launched with iTunes 10 the new social networking service Ping last week.
Apple entered the social networking world with the launch of Ping last week. I did not think that we need yet another social network, but apparently we did. Apple announced that in less than 48 hours since its launch on Wednesday, more than one million users have joined Ping.
“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping,“ said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.“
For a new social network, especially when launch by a big wig like Apple 1 million users is actually not impressive. But then Apple´s Ping is about selling music and nothing else - and this just might work out.
Ping lets you follow your favorite artists such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, U2, Jack Johnson, Yo-Yo Ma and more, to see what they’re up to, check out photos and videos they’ve posted, see their tour dates and read comments about other artists and albums they’re listening to. In addition, you can post your thoughts and opinions, your favorite albums and songs, the music you’ve downloaded from iTunes® and the concerts you plan to attend.