Apple unveiled Ping almost two weeks ago. Punters and experts alike were calling it a MySpace killer on the weeks prior to its release. More than a handful of people thought it would take the crown of the social network for music hands down.
Well, it turns out MySpace was much tougher than it seemed. Its huge userbase is not jumping ship that easily. And the over-commercialism of Ping dented its own credibility.
Tech blog Mashable recently polled its readers. They had to choose whether they preferred Ping or MySpace. The results?
42.3% (785 votes) MySpace
27.4% (509 votes) Ping
24.9% said they didn’t really care, whereas the remaining 5.3% said that it was a clear tie to them.
Still, this has just begun. One of the two is going to be hailed as the definitive “Facebook for music” at the end of it all. The competition will be fierce. And users will be the ones benefiting from it all in the end, of course.
As a bonus, take a look at this parody: “Another social network movie”. It is the “trailer” for the Ping movie. Twitter, MySpace, YouTube… every major social site has been parodied by now. Did you really think Ping would be spared? Fat chance.