I want to take you back to a magical time called the early 2000s and a little site called MySpace. MySpace was a mess of graphic nonsense where we were given far too much authority over our own design options...
Although Apple's quarterly revenue streak was recently broken, a bump in Apple Music subscribers offered one bright spot in an otherwise grim report, suggesting Apple may finally be creating some perceived value in its music, even as Spotify loses ground. _____________________________ Guest Post by George Howard on Forbes As reported...
No one is proud of their days spent on Myspace. It was a time when social media was in its infancy and people were trying to figure out if they were supposed to be using the service to both release and discover music, or if it was simply an extension of AIM for hook-up purposes. As […]
Ever since the days of Myspace, artists and musicians have known that leveraging their presence in the digital space can lead to greater success. Using social media and the internet to strategically build your brand helps fans find you. Show More Summary
In the time that passed since Todd Pasternack last recorded a new album, Facebook replaced MySpace as the number one community site, David Bowie was finishing up his last world tour, and a Bush was in the oval office. In other words…...Show More Summary
George Howard has grown surprisingly fond of Apple Music (even after their less than optimal launch). In the aftermath of Apple's first revenue decline in 13 years, in which Apple Music was a lone bright spot, Mr. Howard suggests that Apple Music may be learning from Facebook, while Spotify emulates MySpace's doomed path.
Even before it was the title of a movie, the phrase “the social network” was synonymous with Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s startup snatched the title from MySpace in 2008, and its pre-eminence among social networks has gone unquestioned ever since. Now there are signs that it may have peaked. Show More Summary
What better cure for the Monday blues than a little alt-rock fantasy soap opera of sorts at the World Cafe Live? Tonight we have Evan Dando [MySpace] and Juliana Hatfield [MySpace], two former poster children of the grunge movement with a lot of history together. Show More Summary
We’ve all been there. No, we’re not very psycho, or needy, or insecure. The problem is the constant prevalence of accessible, real-world competition that makes us feel like shit.
Facebook has grown into such a massive, ubiquitous utility that you might forget that it was once a niche MySpace clone for elite college students to awkwardly flirt with one another. But that cringey proto-site at Facebook's core is still hanging around. Show More Summary
Republican presidential contender and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has long been known for showcasing the pop-culture acumen of a MySpace video with a ten-year lag, and on Friday, put that skill to good use. Current frontrunner Donald Trump has previously indicated that he sees no need for further presidential debates with rivals Cruz and Gov. Show More Summary
Web design is an ever evolving and changing process. What is in vogue today might fall out of favor tomorrow. We once used to have brightly colored pages filled with multiple banners and what not — remember, once upon a time, MySpace...Show More Summary
Earlier this week Tom Acitelli wrote about when breweries started tweeting for All About Beer. I’m certain that there is as book focused entirely on beer, breweries, brewers, and related hangers on as good as “Food and Social Media: You Are What You Tweet.” I hope somebody goes for it. Thinking about it sent me […]
The core members of London band FEWS first met on MySpace as teenagers when one was based in California and the other in Sweden. Since then they’ve met in real life, geeked out over Interpol, explored Berlin’s club scene, and started kicking out frantic yet hypnotic post-punk. We heard their excellent single “The Zoo” last […]
Dem Ham Boys is Adam Weiss and Romo, two men who know a thing or thirteen trillion about exploiting the particular internet conversation mode of our here generation. Every email Ham on Everything (Adam’s DIY rave party night) sends is...Show More Summary
These days, Taylor Swift is...not cool, exactly, but incredibly popular in a nerdy way, like the first flute in the school band who never forgets anyone's birthday. Back in 2005, however, Taylor was just like the rest of us - discovering...Show More Summary
As the year of 2005 was drawing to a close, a website known as Myspace was basking in popularity. With millions of users, the site was the most popular social networking site in the world. It was unique in that it let users use HTML code to customize their Myspace page. Show More Summary
Before she ruled the Top 40 and had a squad full of models, Taylor Swift was your average Pennsylvanian teen who commented on her friend's awesome cleavage and threw out a few expletives on Myspace. At least, that's what we got fromShow More Summary
The best part isn't the photo gallery. It's the comments.
Is there a woman among us who doesn't have a MySpace profile out there somewhere?According to BuzzFeed, even Taylor Swift, she who is aggressively "just like us," was on MySpace. Screenshots from what appears to be her page circa 2005 are on Tumblr, and they provide a rare glimpse into... More »