A Pending Ping Crisis? I agree with almost every point that Kevin makes to illustrate how difficult the arena is, but I disagree that there is a problem. The distributed nature of the feature, along with innovative and resourceful programmers and their tools (e.g. Ping-O-Matic) will keep ping services alive. weblogs.com has reeled more than once before, blo.gs has reduced in importance and players have changed their positions in the market, but the ping services arena is not in any imminent danger of a fallout.