Seesmic Eyes Life Beyond Twitter, Acquires Ping.fm

SeesmicPingfm.jpgSeeking to expand beyond Twitter desktop and mobile clients and taking aim at other social networks, Seesmic acquired Ping.fm, which allows users to post to 50 social networks via a single status update, Mashable reported.

Ping.fm co-founders Adam Duffy and Sean McCullough were added to Seesmic’s management team and became shareholders in the company, according to Mashable.

Seesmic posted on its blog:

Ping.fm has more than 500,000 active users who post daily from any device just by sending an email, a text message or chat—simple tools that existed since the early stages of the Internet and that are available on all connected devices. This is why Ping.fm is extremely easy to use and access—just send an update and it can touch on 50 social networks including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, WordPress, TypePad, Yammer, Status.net and many more. Ping.fm is compatible with every single Internet device in the world, which why it has become so successful among thousands of users. Try using chat to update Twitter, and you’ll find it direct and seamless as you can post updates from gtalk, aim or skype through Ping.fm. It’s so simple and amazing, and it’s always on.

Ping.fm posts 200,000 updates per day and has 500,000 registered users. Rapidly gaining more and more members, Ping.fm is growing at a very fast pace and will help Seesmic reach this year’s goal of 1 million updates per day in 2010.

Seesmic applications on Blackberry, Android, Web, Windows and OSX via Air will all have advanced Ping.fm integration very shortly and, therefore, will instantly support 50 social networks. Seesmic users will also be able to update not only with the apps they are used to, but also with Ping.fm’s email, SMS and chat gateways.