While millions of young, tech-savvy professionals already use services like Facebook and Twitter to keep in constant touch with friends, a new social networking platform called Ping has recently taken the oh, fucking hell, can't some other desperate news outlet cover this crap instead?
Anyway, launched several days ago, 60 million losers, who probably already have a goddamn Facebook, signed up straightaway. The platform boasts integration with some piece of crap software.
"it's revolutionary. It's different. It'll change the way people will interact with their world," said an Apple Executive, possibly reading from the same tired old script used by one of these web 2.0 or whatever-they're-called companies.
Ping comes pre-fricking-installed on iTunes 10 for Windows and Mac, and in an update for iDevices, but who actually gives a damn, oh why did we have research this.
As you've no doubt guessed from other countless articles which say the same thing, Although it recently hit the 60 million user mark (with plenty of other iTunes users left to tap), Ping has yet to approach the vast subscriber base of Facebook and Twitter. But that all could change as people become increasingly reliant on the…okay, here, here, let's sum up this whole "news" story for you: Aging, scared newspapermen throw themselves at the latest mobile technology trend in a humiliatingly futile attempt to remain relevant.
And now that you're all caught up, take it away, final miserable paragraph:
The current mayor of her local coffee shop and the young woman we've selected to represent young people everywhere, Jen Galanos, 26, has so far followed many of her favourite artist and friends blah-de-blah. She said they're only a fringe benefit of an application that, as we suspected, The Times and Gizmodo has already creamed its jeans and tripped all over itself in a rush to cover.