Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville,” Tim Cook had a conversation yesterday at the All Things Digital conference, where he discussed Macs, iPads, and a number of other subjects. One comment he made was about Ping: ‘We tried Ping and the customer voted and said, this isn’t something I want to put a lot of energy into. Some customers love it, but there’s not a huge number that do, so will we kill it? I don’t know. I’ll look at it.'”
“I guess I should say ‘it’s about time,'” McElhearn writes. “I’ve never been a big fan of Ping… Apple had no plan. Since Ping was introduced, the company hasn’t changed anything of note, just letting it coast from its initial flawed implementation.”
McElhearn writes, “It’s rare that Apple introduces something as big as Ping and overall reactions are so negative. I don’t know anyone who has used Ping for more than the first few weeks, and most of those people were fellow journalists who were using it to write about it.”
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MacDailyNews Take: ‘Twas Zuckerberg who killed Ping. Knifed it before it was even born. The fact is that without Facebook integration, it was virtually useless.
Ping made Google+ look frequented.
Yes, we’re talking about Ping in the past tense, in the fervent hope that doing so will make it true.
Mr. Cook, blame it on Papermaster and let’s move on, shall we?
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