Apple Dreams Big: Still Confident Ping Will Catch On

So Apple is dancing around, boasting of one million users having joined Ping in under 48 hours. That’s a pretty funky dance, Apple.

“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping,“ says Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Services. “As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.”

Alright, Ed. Granted, that sounds impressive. But consider the following: Spider-Man 3 is one of the top-grossing movies of all time. It is also universally hailed as one of the worst movies of all time.

The perceived popularity of a service is by no means telling of its appeal. For instance, I’m one of those one million users. Of course I signed up to Ping, I wanted to see what it was all about. It was about selling Lady Gaga albums. So I logged back out, and will never touch it again. If I could pull myself out of Apple’s metrics, I would. Hey, Ping, notify me when you’re a sixteenth as useful as, would ya? Thanks, you’re the most.

What I’m most interested in is what the long-term user base of Ping will be. For the next few weeks, it would be unfair to hazard a guess, as most people will still be jumping on the bandwagon out of morbid curiosity more than anything.

Just like Spider-Man 3.

How about you guys? Anyone here tried Ping yet? Anyone here tried Ping yet, and enjoyed it? Share your thoughts. Or, like… else.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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