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Apple’s Ping music social network has been met with all sorts of user opinions; some love it, some hate it, others recognise it has potential if it continues to innovate and evolve.
Late yesterday, Apple announced that over one million people have already signed up to its Ping social network, a milestone achieved in less than 48 hours. Users have already been connecting with their friends, following their favourite music acts, no doubt helping Apple sell a whole lot of iTunes music tracks.
To take advantage of Ping, users must download iTunes 10 and select the Ping option in the iTunes Music Store.
“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.“
Even though there have been issues surrounding Facebook integration, the stability of the service itself and a distinct lack of music acts available to follow on Ping, Apple will no doubt be extremely happy with its foray into the social networking space. As more and more people upgrade to the new iTunes, the one million users registered already are set to grow quickly.
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