Did we expect anything less than this from Apple? On Friday, Apple issued a press release to
brag share the news that in the first 48 hours of iTunes 10 being available, one million users had signed up to use the new music-oriented social network, Ping. According to the press release, around three million people had downloaded iTunes 10, one third of whom decided to sign up to the social network to share their musical tastes.
There are no official numbers on how many artists are currently using the social network—it feels quite limited at the time of writing, with many artists having no presence. I’m sure that over time the number of artists will grow considerably as the benefits of having a Ping presence continue to prove themselves. With 160 million registered users in the iTunes Store, as more and more of those sign up to Ping, the demand for artists to also use the service will grow.
It’s not a bad start for Ping, and it’s still very much in the early days. Only time will tell if this will be the music social network, or just a music-based hang out for the Apple fanboys. Personally, I’d put my money on the first of the two—this is Apple after all.
Read [Apple PR]