Apple announces 1 million Ping users in 48 hours

48 hours after Apple introduced Ping, their new social music network, they've announced 1 million users already signed on.

“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 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.

Several of us here at TiPb are among them:

Georgia is just saying "no".

What about you? If you've joined Ping, drop your profile link in the comments below so we can all check it out. If not, why not?

[Apple PR]

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Apple announces 1 million Ping users in 48 hours


Out of all of the artists I looked out. I could not find 1 rock band.
The who world is overrun by garbage Gaga stuff and rap

Well duh, everyone gets the "new update Available" message and they download it, click Ping just to see what the hell it's all about

This will fade out rather quickly. How mainly social networks can be on top? I have twitter and FaceBooK and that's enough for me. Plus I hear it's a lot of spam on ping right now.

Lots of 13 year old girls and narcissistic hipsters who need to know what their friends are listening to because their lives won't be complete unless they are like all their friends.

I'm not going to use my ping eventhough I have one. I just not a follower of an artist (or some).
By the way, why did @georgiatipb just say no?

I unsubscribed yesterday, (whijbny the way you cam to by using tools-view my account-turn off ping) I wonder how many people have unsubscribed because it's a waste of time bet they won't announce those figures. :)

not even worth the trouble. i joined, but only have one friend on there besides the garbage contacts that is what apple recommends. several mistakes with ping so far:
1. lack of integration with other social network feeds
2. no method to express ones self, it's purely a "salesman in your pocket" as was stated in an article recently
3. no true method to connect to other people because of #1 and
4. Uses your iTunes account to log in? wtf?

Though most of you apparently don't use, for those of you that do follow me @ Jhonny Crespo.
@geo coldz you CAN follow Muse, though you might not consider them a rock band which I disagree with but would respect that opinion.
Also, is anyone having trouble accessing Ping on an iPhone 4? Whenever I click ping it says "cannot connect to the iTunes store" I would like to be able to fully use this mobily.

I'm not even downloading iTunes 10. iTunes sucks in my world. If I didn't have to use it to sync my music, I'd never use it. I won't even let it sync automatically. Horrible product!

I'm not interested in it, but I did join just to check it out. I highly doubt I'll ever follow anyone or accept any followers. I joined Twitter a year ago and never used it, either.

@geo coldz, seriously? U2 doesn't qualify as a "Rock Band"? They may not be on your favorite list, but...

@Robbie if it suckz, it just sucks. Deal with it. Okay.... How about this. If you can give me a legit reason to ping (something that twitter and FaceBooK doesn't do already), I will sign up and follower u.

@johnzero LOL - we all gotta get are kicks somehow I guess?
No one I know is gonna use this unless they cut a deal with Facebook and clean up the software. So what I want to know is when is modmyi gonna get on there??? After all aren't you guys early adopters??
It would be nice to have someone to follow. I bet @StealthBravo would have better suggestions than Apple's software.

Crap, I wrong site. Well you get my drift. When is Tipb gonna get on there. @iMuggle must listen to something cool when she goes fishing??
Started my tailgate early today :)

It wouldn't be bad if they would:

  1. Make it a separate app on iOS devices.
  2. Allowed us normie users (non celebs) to post videos, photos, statuses..etc.
  3. If they allowed customization of our pages further then albums and one profile pic.
  4. Let developers have the code so we could have "ping" apps.
  5. Added more artists.

Until then the only reason I have to go on is to see what lady gaga is doing because I love Mama Monster!

Are those willing sign ups or was it an automatic sign up when iTunes 10 was installed?

Way to go apple on showing how much you suck with Ping. With over 160 Million users on itunes, you only netted 1 million in 2 days? So sad.