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Its time to Ping Apple Inc.

Apple Inc has entered into the world of social networking with a new service called Ping. There are lots of sign ups going on at this website. The music-oriented service already has a million members.
Apple’s new Ping social network has gotten off with a bang, of course the iPhone guys would love to Ping . They announced their new idea just a few days ago and there have already been over a million people sign up in the first couple of days. Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, reported “One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping. As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.”

Since there are 160 million iTunes users, it is likely that Cue’s prediction makes more than just a small amount of sense. The one million that have joined to date are truly a drop in the bucket when compared to the 500 million users of Facebook and the 145 million Twitter members, but a million users in two days is not to be sneezed at.

There is a small drawback of this service that it does not automatically Pings what you are listening on iTunes on an internet enabled device. But, as usual Apple learns from its own experience, the team would soon enable to auto-ping service which will update the song you are currently listening to. With the launch of new dashing iPod touch with retina view, this is going to become more popular. Hope Steve will rock the web again.