Once upon a time, before the Facebooks and Twitters and Reddits and MySpaces, there was Usenet. And on Usenet, flaming and trolling was an art form. It wasn’t just a bunch of angry, shocking, monkeys on keyboards. Trolls were subtle....Show More Summary
The best successes often arise from failures. Chris DeWolfe, the former founder and CEO of MySpace, is applying the lessons he learned at the once red-hot social networking company to a new venture with big ambitions. DeWolfe's latest...Show More Summary
Using $28 million in investment, former Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe has put together a successful little game company in Culver City with 200 employees and 500 million downloads of several casual-gaming hits such as "Cookie Jam" and "Book of Life."
Using $28 million in investment, former Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe has put together a good-looking game company in Culver City with 200 employees and 500 million downloads of several casual-gaming hits such as "Cookie Jam" and "Book of Life."
SGN, MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe's mobile gaming firm, just raised $130 million from a Korean rival. Social Gaming Network (SGN), the game publisher helmed by MySpace co-creator Chris DeWolfe, just raised a mammoth $130 million funding round from Korean gaming giant Netmarble. Show More Summary
In 2004 I started college. At that time I had no social media accounts. The whole concept was nascent and unclear. Eventually I signed up for MySpace, the then undisputed social media king. A few months later a friend enticed me to join TheFacebook- it hadn't yet shifted to the singularly iconic "Facebook." I recall liking MySpace better. Show More Summary
31-year-old Lucas Michael Chansler, formerly of St. John’s, Florida, is spending 105 years in prison on child porn charges after pleading guilty in 2014. Chanlser would pose as a 15-year-old on MySpace, Stickam, and AIM to solicit underage girls for explicit pictures. Once he started getting pictures from the victim he would extort them into […]
All photos by Jake Lewis. This article originally appeared on Noisey UK. I’ve been fascinated with Andrew WK since 2003. It all began when I clicked onto someone’s Myspace profile and, through the family computer speakers, came a tinny version of his 2001 beer can-crushing anthem "Party Hard". Show More Summary
Prostitot #1: You know what I am totally afraid of? That I’ll say something dumb or mean in school, somebody will hear it then post it on their MySpace, and then, like, everyone will read it and think I’m dumb or something.Prostitot #2: Oh, that is, like, easy to fix. All you do is put […]
With Apple Music’s new social network, Connect, indie artists may finally have the definitive place to interact directly with their fans---like MySpace a decade ago, but way better. The post Indies Think Apple Music Will Finally Make Streaming Pay appeared first on WIRED.
Myspace may largely be remembered as the birthplace of selfies and awkward public overshare, but it was also the forum where Lily Allen got her start back in 1995. Ditto The xx and Arctic Monkeys. At 14 years old Flo Morrissey was so...Show More Summary
Thug #1: Aw, damn! Look who just got out of jail!Thug #2: Wassup? Wassup?Thug #1: How you feel?Thug #2: Free as a bird, just like it says on my MySpace.–Starbucks, Park Slope
Maybe Twitter’s unfixable. Maybe it’s a fad like MySpace. Something gee-whiz, brand new, that is succeeded by a platform with more functionality. Twitter told us we want instant news. But it never turned into a comprehensible service. It’s the internet at its worst. A small enterprise where you communicate amongst your circle, with a bit...Read More
Now that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become social media behemoths, have you been wondering whatever became of the guy who founded MySpace, Tom Anderson, also known as MySpace Tom? That smiling fellow in the white t-shirt who was everyone’s very first “friend?” Well, MySpace might have died, but all that MySpace money sure didn’t. […]
For anyone who had a Myspace profile back in the day, the name Tom will always hold a special place in our hearts! But with the invention of Facebook and Myspace taking on a COMPLETE makeover a few years ago, our first friend has fallen out of our Top 8's and into obscurity! [ Related: Celebrities Who [...]
Tom Anderson became friends with millions of people after co-founding the social media site Myspace and making it mandatory to be his friend when you joined back in the early 2000s. Guess what he looks like now!
Kim Kardashian West may be referred to as "The Queen" by her biggest fans, but once upon a time she was merely a princess. At least, that's how she referred to herself on her MySpace page in 2006. Princess Kimberly's early aughts social media presence has been unearthed by both US Weekly and Mic — and there's a lot to unpack. Show More Summary
Tyler, the Creator stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night, but it wasn't to perform any songs off his recent album Cherry Bomb. Instead, he sat down for an interview with Kimmel and discussed his new Golf Wang app, the Myspace origins...Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian was not a household name in 2006, but she already knew she was a princess on MySpace. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has the story. Turn the pages for more Kardashians…
Maybe Twitter’s unfixable. Maybe it’s a fad like MySpace. Something gee-whiz, brand new, that is succeeded by a platform with more functionality. Twitter told us we want instant news. But it never turned into a comprehensible service. Show More Summary