In teaching nonprofit social media, I call LinkedIn the "little engine that could." Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. (Anyone remember Friendster or MySpace?) But LinkedIn keeps trucking along. And in my non-scientific experience, it is the preferred social media platform of many executives. They tell me [...]
by Christine Friar I bought Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous ten years ago this week because every attractive person on Myspace was suddenly listing it in their favorite music, and I needed to know what was going on. I worked in a record...Show More Summary
Emmie Lichtenberg‘s life is one big slumber party, and if you’re lucky — like ASTR‘s Zoe recently was — you get to crash it. The “Blue Hawaii” singer hit up Myspace’s web series Slumber Party @ emmieshouse to talk (what else?) late-night massages and favorite pizza toppings…and that was all before the game of Truth... More »
Joel Embiid : still desert thirsty, still using Twitter as his personal Myspace. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie tweeted a strange message on Tuesday evening, using a picture of fellow Kansas Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins to expand on the visceral...Show More Summary
The reasons for Myspace's demise are evident and, unfortunately, Pandora might be following a similar path.
It seems ridiculous, but tomorrow’s Pale Imitation Festival gig is actually going to be the first time I have properly seen Rick Redbeard live. Even more ridiculous when you think that I first became aware of his stuff on MySpace back in about 2006 or 2007. And yet more so when you think that his […]
Social media is now an ingrained part of our lifestyle and has been steadily evolving and expanding over the years. We all know of Facebook’s success and how they toppled Myspace. We’ve seen the rise of Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Show More Summary
With Facebook having ultimately gained the edge in social media, what can Facebook learn from Myspace about user engagement?
The Republican party isn't the only right-wing fearmonger looking to make inroads in Silicon Valley. A tipster tells Valleywag that News Corp's chairman Rupert Murdoch has spent the last two days poking around startups in San Francisco. Read more...
Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s...Show More Summary
Last week I reported on the latest bizarre twist in the Techtopus Silicon Valley wage-fixing case. Hours before Judge Lucy Koh rejected the $324 million settlement in the case, an appeal was filed to have Koh removed from the case on the grounds that she has mysterious ties to the Obama administration. Show More Summary
One night while binge-watching the first season of Glee, after the third anachronistic reference to terpsichorean teens adding each other on the then-dominant social network MySpace, it hit me: The friend request is dead. If not dead, then it's at least moribund as a way of expressing our online ties to other humans. Show More Summary
Marc Maron, The Lucas Bros., Matt Santoro and a bunch of other really funny people talk about how they would fix the once mighty and now much maligned social network MySpace. via Mashable
What would you change out Myspace? (Or, depending on how old you are, do you know what Myspace even is?) See also: Know Your Groots: 11 Sentient Trees Branched Out of Pop Culture Marc Maron, The Lucas Bros and Matt Santoro — plus a handful...Show More Summary
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Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it in six seconds. The 15-year-old Toronto pop singer made his name on Vine, Google’s quick-hit video service, riding looped snippets of Katy [...]
And now, some American flesh to add to your male model roll call. Sean O’Pry - 73,702 followers Georgia native Sean O’Pry was discovered on MySpace at the age of 17, and was ranked in 2013 by Forbes as the highest-paid male model in the world after raking in an impressive $1.5 million. He’s appeared in numerous ad […]
It’s not enough to just be a social network anymore — just ask Myspace and Bebo. Now social networking startups need to be a data companies in addition to connecting people and being an advertising platform for brands. To that end, Pinterest...Show More Summary
2004: The year of socialite and future pop legend Paris Hilton, ripping songs off Limewire, rocking Juicy Couture sweatsuits, fangirling over The O.C., the Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls fan craze, Myspace Top 8 and of course – some of the biggest and best music ever! of It’s hard to believe that ten years has passed since... More »
I don’t know why Angela Green of Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested, nor do I care. All I know is that when it came time to pose for her mugshot, she brought her A+ duckface game. MySpace tweens, takes notes. [CrimeFeed] [Photo: Splash N...