September 1st keynote just reveled the the first music based social network called Ping, due to its popularity from Apple it have successfully reached over 1 million happy users in just 48 hours of its launch. According to Apple those users who have upgraded to iTunes 10 have also signed up for Ping service.
This is not a real surprise as iTunes implements a massive user database, and in a short time many user’s will be trying out Ping. Apple expects the number of users to grow significantly over next few weeks as soon as user upgrades to iTunes 10.
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.
Ping is basically designed to keep your friends in touch with each other as you can follow to your favorite artists share music, videos, and send messages among your friends. Well there was a bad news as Facebook have blocked Apple’s Ping API to interfere, in upcoming days an expected agreement is to be made on how Ping will be utilizing Facebook API’s.
In order to raise Ping successfully, Apple should think of integrating with Facebook and other social sites such as Twitter etc.