Over the past couple of days, we’ve noticed an upsurge in press for iLike, the music-networking site that’s apparently gone from 1 million users to 6 million users over the past month, thanks to its being included in the initial suite of applications offered by the social-networking site Facebook, which is like MySpace except with less blinking backgrounds and more functionality. iLike’s massive userbase puts the service well ahead of Last.fm and other sites of its ilk. But we, well, didn’t like it much; we found it somewhat cumbersome when we tried it out a few months back, and we’ve noticed that a good chunk of our Facebook friends who have added the application to their profiles have either left it blank or dropped it altogether after finding out just how much strain it put on their computers. So we’re curious: Do you use iLike? Did you try it and drop it? And are we still counted as an iLike user, even though we uninstalled its iTunes plugin about two days after we wrote our initial item on the service?
Crazy love when startup iLike hits pay dirt [Seattle Times]