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The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

When we think about the spectacular collapse of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and fall of AOL Instant Messenger rivals them all. Once the dominant force in digital messaging...Show More Summary

The Co-Founder Of MySpace Took The Only Photo Of The Blood Moon You Need To See

In a total lunar eclipse, the full moon turns a coppery red as it passes into Earth's shadow, called a "blood moon." Late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, those in North and South America had optimal seats to the sky show. Lots of people took photos, but the best one we've seen comes from an unlikely source: MySpace's Tom Anderson. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Myspace did an oral history of Nickelodeon’s All That

Not content to let The Kids in the Hall, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and “The Super Bowl Shuffle” hog the spotlight, Myspace (of all places) has published an oral history of Nickelodeon’s long-running sketch comedy show All That. Much like the recent Nickelodeon oral history Slimed, All That’s oral history was clearly written by fans. Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch Talks Ex-Wife, the MySpace Blunder, and His 2016 Presidential Pick

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Fortune magazine, his first extended press interview since 2009. He had a busy 2013, spinning off Wall Street Journal parent News Corp. from his entertainment division 21st Century fox and divorcing Wendi Deng, his wife of thirteen years. He touched on these topics…

Morning Report for April 10, 2014

Rupert Murdoch sees the New York Post as a digital-only publication in 10 years. Regarding his MySpace acquisition: “I think that was one of our great screwups of all time.” (fortune.cnn.com) Savannah Morning News journalists get a $100 bonus if they meet pageview goals. (ajr.org) “Staying home all day is severely overrated,” … Read More

Can MapQuest Come Back?

A major question that haunts AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft (now with Nokia) and others is “can they come back”? Once losing a leadership or number one position are they simply relegated to second-tier status (or worse — think MySpace) or can they recover? To my knowledge it hasn’t been done, although Yahoo regained its number one […]

Why Change is the ONLY Thing Constant

First it was Frienster, then MySpace, then Tagged/Hi5/etc. First it was Altavista, then Ask, then Yahoo, etc. First it was adsense arbitrage, free trial rebills, CPC to CPA arbitrage, mobile gaming, etc. If you noticed, the only thing constant here in the past 3 sentences are the commas. Internet is changing. All the time. Why? […]

Happy 25th Birthday, Web! Here's What You've Taught Us

The Internet just turned 25-years-old, a milestone in what's arguably the most revolutionary invention of our time. From archaic dial-ups and angsty Myspace profiles, to viral YouTube videos and celebrity Twitter feeds, the last quarter century has been quite the ride. Show More Summary

The New Bebo Launches Blab, A Video ‘Walkie-Talkie’ App

Bebo, the LiveJournal/Myspace variant social media site which was resurrected from the depths of internet obsolescence by entrepreneurs Michael and Xochi Birch last year, has released its first app. Blab is a video “walkie-talkie” for iOS, allowing users to send messages not only between those who use the app, but also to users who have not […]

The Power of Social Media; How It’s Changed My Life

You may have a strong desire to forge ahead in launching that dream business or project. Have you considered the power of social media networking to launch and fulfill your dreams? I started with MySpace several years ago at the suggestion of a friend. I was very skeptical because of the negative press I had Keep Reading ?

3 charts that show Twitter's growth problem

Twitter celebrated its eighth birthday this month, but the celebrations have been short-lived. Shares are down about 30 percent this year (prompting this comparison to Myspace). The social network quietly killed off a music app thatShow More Summary

10 Years in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

A decade is a long time - especially in the world of social media. Today's major social networks barely existed ten years ago, and early mainstays like Friendster and MySpace hardly resemble their former selves. And a decade later, we are Liking, Tweeting, Pinning, Plussing, and following more than ever. read more

Teens Migrating From Facebook To…

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) First it was MySpace, but that went out of style. Friendster was hot for a short time. Then teenagers caught on to Facebook. But then their parents moved in. Where to go online to network with your friends? Instagram? Snapchat? Twitter? You may be surprised to find where teens are meeting up online now. Show More Summary

Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe thinks he has the keys to social gaming success

The social gaming battlefield is littered with the corpses of former success stories that suddenly died when the public got bored or when their developers failed to spot a threat on the horizon. Chris DeWolfe, best known as the co-founder...Show More Summary

Will Tumblr Become The Next MySpace For Music?

The microblogging site has grown popular with acts ranging from Beyoncé to Lorde, who use it to post missives that can’t fit into Tweets and images that don’t look their best in Facebook’s rather rigid framework. In other words, Tumblr is flirting with territory once occupied by MySpace.

10 years of social media's biggest players and payouts by the numbers

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Facebook launched ten years ago in February 2004. A month later, so did this site. Social media hasn't, doesn't and won't stay still. As Myspace rises, Friendster declines. The pattern's repeated itself a few times already, and even Google hasn't...

Announcements: Reader Survey & Tokyo Meet-up

It's been a long while since the look and feel of The Daily WTF has been updated. The last update was a little over six years ago when MySpace was still king, Twitter was a silly new fad, and the iPhone was but a few months old. In an...Show More Summary

NC man gets 50 years for MySpace rape

last monthNews / Crime : MyCrimeSpace

Statutory rape conviction gets man 50 years in prison: Don’t worry folks. The crime took place in 2009. No one uses MySpace anymore. Anyway, 26-year-old Steven Lee Odom was sentenced in a Rowan County, North Carolina, court recently to a minimum of 50 years for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl when Odom was Read more [+]

Guess Which Formerly Popular Social Network Is Making A Comeback With Sex Solicitation?

A new study released by the Urban Institute investigating the underground commercial sex industry in eight major U.S. cities, cites MySpace as an increasingly popular social website used to solicit sex. MySpace has gained popularity with pimps, prostitutes, and johns partly due to the ease of masking illegal activities. And for pimps, geographic expansion is a real bonus.

Great games have great stories, passion, says MySpace co-founder (Video)

Candy Crush Saga, Ridiculous Fishing, Panda Pop and Bingo Blingo may not sound as literary as The Great Gatsby or The Sound and the Fury. But at their cores, great mobile games and books share the same content — compelling stories or plots that draw in the user. "Puzzle games really interest me. Show More Summary

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