Apple’s Ping to Cease Operation Sept 30 in Case You Care … Which You Don’t

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I was too busy with actual work to get to see the Apple iPhone event this year, so when I heard that Ping was ceasing operations on September 30th through an email … I just assumed it was one of those Apple ‘shutdown in 7 days’ things like we got for iWork and MobileMe and so on. Turns out it was a link from Macworld , and cited a bunch of sources noting that if you head to Apple’s Ping site … well, you can’t because you get redirected. But if you click on Ping in iTunes, you get the same basic notice:

Ping will no longer be available as of September 30th.

Which to me means … nothing. I was never invested in Ping; I followed a few people, broadcast a few things. But I never really cared.

Neither did anyone else.

And apparently neither did Apple.

Not enough to ever really try; not enough to work to integrate it fully with … anything; and not enough to even let people know it was going away.

So by next Monday it will be gone. Do you care?

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

1 Comment on "Apple’s Ping to Cease Operation Sept 30 in Case You Care … Which You Don’t"

  1. Nope. Always seemed like a lame idea, executed with mediocrity, and half-heartedly supported. Never been interested, and not interested now.