History Website / MySpace

15th Oct '17 9:10:07 PM Surenity
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%%Woah! Hold on a minute there, pal. Troping MySpace's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about! Otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao not be tolerated.

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%%Woah! Hold on a minute there, pal. Troping MySpace's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about! Otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao also not be tolerated.



%%* CharacterBlog: Just about every popular fictional character ever could be found on the site.

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%%* * CharacterBlog: Just about every popular fictional character ever [[https://myspace.com/hillbillyhare Just]] [[https://myspace.com/harrypotter about]] [[https://myspace.com/fievel_mousekewitz1886 every]] [[https://myspace.com/songohan5 fictional]] [[https://myspace.com/badasssummers character]] [[https://myspace.com/sailormoonsuper ever]] could be found on the site.
14th Oct '17 5:33:21 PM Augusto
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* EternalSeptember: Myspace was once low-key -- believe it or not -- in much the same way Facebook was once, but then its popularity exploded in 2004 to 2005. This eventually wenf full circle, however, and by 2010, Myspace became low-key again, even though that was the last thing the people in charge wanted.

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* EternalSeptember: Myspace was once low-key -- believe it or not -- in much the same way Facebook was once, but then its popularity exploded in 2004 to 2005.2005, leading to this trope. This eventually wenf full circle, however, and by 2010, Myspace became low-key again, even though that was the last thing the people in charge wanted.



* InterfaceScrew: While good profile designs ''do'' exist, SturgeonsLaw dictates that bad profile designs, which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users, will exist as well. And when they do, Myspace's site structure usually makes it so they will come off as this, as it allows potential profile builders to tinker a bit ''too much'' with the essential bits.

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* InterfaceScrew: While good profile designs ''do'' exist, SturgeonsLaw dictates that bad profile designs, which designs (which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users, users) will exist as well. And when they do, Myspace's site structure usually makes it so they will come off as this, as it allows potential profile builders to tinker a bit ''too much'' with the essential bits.



14th Oct '17 5:29:56 PM Augusto
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* DyingTown: The Internet equivalent, as indicated by its [[https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/myspace.com Alexa score]].

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* DyingTown: The Internet equivalent, as indicated by if its [[https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/myspace.com Alexa score]].score]] is anyting to go by.



* InterfaceScrew: While good profile designs ''do'' exist, SturgeonsLaw dictates that bad profile designs, which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users, will exist as well.

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* InterfaceScrew: While good profile designs ''do'' exist, SturgeonsLaw dictates that bad profile designs, which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users, will exist as well. And when they do, Myspace's site structure usually makes it so they will come off as this, as it allows potential profile builders to tinker a bit ''too much'' with the essential bits.
12th Oct '17 2:08:45 PM Augusto
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* EternalSeptember: Myspace was once low-key, believe it or not, in much the same way Facebook was once, but then its popularity exploded in 2004 to 2005, attracting the aforementioned EmoTeen demographic. But it went full circle eventually and by 2010 became low-key again, even though that was the last thing the people in charge wanted.

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* EternalSeptember: Myspace was once low-key, low-key -- believe it or not, not -- in much the same way Facebook was once, but then its popularity exploded in 2004 to 2005, attracting the aforementioned EmoTeen demographic. But it went full circle 2005. This eventually wenf full circle, however, and by 2010 2010, Myspace became low-key again, even though that was the last thing the people in charge wanted.
12th Oct '17 2:04:24 PM Augusto
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%%%
%%Woah! Hold on a minute there, pal. Troping MySpace's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about! Otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao not be tolerated.
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* CharacterBlog: Just about every popular fictional character ever could be found on the site.

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* %%* CharacterBlog: Just about every popular fictional character ever could be found on the site.



* DyingTown: The Internet equivalent.
* EmoTeen: At its height it seemed to attract a lot of these.

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* DyingTown: The Internet equivalent.
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equivalent, as indicated by its [[https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/myspace.com Alexa score]].
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EmoTeen: At its height it seemed to attract a lot of these.



* FlameWar: It was never hard to run into one.
* FollowTheLeader
* InterfaceScrew: Horrible profile designs, which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users.

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* %%* FlameWar: It was never hard to run into one.
* FollowTheLeader
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InterfaceScrew: Horrible While good profile designs ''do'' exist, SturgeonsLaw dictates that bad profile designs, which have since been passed on to Website/{{Tumblr}} users.users, will exist as well.



* MoralGuardians: Too numerous to mention.

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* %%* MoralGuardians: Too numerous to mention.



* OnlinePersonas
* PaedoHunt

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* %%* OnlinePersonas
* %%* PaedoHunt
1st Sep '17 8:25:16 AM JamesAustin
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->''September 9, 1998. It was a dark time in our nation's history. America was reeling from a succession of disasters--[=MySpace=] was launched the previous week, thus revealing to a shocked nation what a bunch of idiots their children were.''
-->--'''Dan Szymborski''', [[http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/oracle/discussion/thoughts_on_the_death_of_jeter/ Thoughts on the Death of Jeter]]

->''A Place for Friends''
-->--'''Former slogan'''

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->''September [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/myspace.png]]

->''"September
9, 1998. It was a dark time in our nation's history. America was reeling from a succession of disasters--[=MySpace=] was launched the previous week, thus revealing to a shocked nation what a bunch of idiots their children were.''
-->--'''Dan
"''
-->-- '''Dan
Szymborski''', [[http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/oracle/discussion/thoughts_on_the_death_of_jeter/ Thoughts on the Death of Jeter]]

->''A Place for Friends''
-->--'''Former slogan'''
Jeter]]
28th May '16 12:26:07 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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[[http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace]] is a social networking website that boasted over 60 million users at its height of popularity, and was easily one of the largest websites of all time. The site was generally known as a meeting place for kids, a marketing venue for bands and celebrities, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a hunting ground for]] [[StalkerWithACrush creeps]]. Thanks to that last one, it figured prominently into ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s ''To Catch a Predator'' series, as Perverted Justice used it to attract potential child molesters. It allowed anyone make and customize a kind of mini-webpage about themselves, and though some users managed to make their pages sleek and interesting, others abused this creative freedom and their pages were plagued by [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud MP3]]s. Naturally, the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.

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[[http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace]] is a social networking website that boasted over 60 million users at its height of popularity, and was easily one of the largest websites of all time. The site was generally known as a meeting place for kids, a marketing venue for bands and celebrities, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a hunting ground for]] [[StalkerWithACrush creeps]]. Thanks to that last one, it figured prominently into ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s ''To Catch a Predator'' series, as Perverted Justice used it to attract potential child molesters. It allowed anyone to make and customize a kind of mini-webpage about themselves, and though some users managed to make their pages sleek and interesting, others abused this creative freedom and their pages were plagued by [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud MP3]]s. Naturally, the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.
14th Jan '16 12:34:01 PM arsepoetica
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It was the most popular site around in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-Noughties]], but despite its once-explosive popularity, the site has dwindled down to a barren wasteland as fickle users have almost completely abandoned it for its competitor, Website/{{Facebook}}. Long gone are the days when Tom Anderson, founder and practically the mascot of Myspace, would automatically add new users. In fact, he was fired from the company in 2009. After a change in management in 2010, it attempted to [[ReTool reinvent itself]] as "Social Entertainment", with more of an emphasis on entertainment than social networking. It then massively overhauled its homepage and new profile layouts, changed its logo, and then attempted to force longtime users with original 1.0 profiles to upgrade. This was all done to try and attract more people to the site, which had steadily been losing traffic for a long time, though it ended up having the opposite effect, making its owners at the time, [[UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch News Corp.]], quite agitated.

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It was the most popular site around in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-Noughties]], and is arguably the primary vehicle for the rise of social networking in general, but despite its once-explosive popularity, the site has dwindled down to a barren wasteland as fickle users have almost completely abandoned it for its competitor, Website/{{Facebook}}. Long gone are the days when Tom Anderson, founder and practically the mascot of Myspace, would automatically add new users. In fact, he was fired from the company in 2009. After a change in management in 2010, it attempted to [[ReTool reinvent itself]] as "Social Entertainment", with more of an emphasis on entertainment than social networking. It then massively overhauled its homepage and new profile layouts, changed its logo, and then attempted to force longtime users with original 1.0 profiles to upgrade. This was all done to try and attract more people to the site, which had steadily been losing traffic for a long time, though it ended up having the opposite effect, making its owners at the time, [[UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch News Corp.]], quite agitated.
21st Nov '15 10:41:10 AM nombretomado
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It was the most popular site around in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-Noughties]], but despite its once-explosive popularity, the site has dwindled down to a barren wasteland as fickle users have almost completely abandoned it for its competitor, Website/{{Facebook}}. Long gone are the days when Tom Anderson, founder and practically the mascot of Myspace, would automatically add new users. In fact, he was fired from the company in 2009. After a change in management in 2010, it attempted to [[ReTool reinvent itself]] as "Social Entertainment", with more of an emphasis on entertainment than social networking. It then massively overhauled its homepage and new profile layouts, changed its logo, and then attempted to force longtime users with original 1.0 profiles to upgrade. This was all done to try and attract more people to the site, which had steadily been losing traffic for a long time, though it ended up having the opposite effect, making its owners at the time, [[RupertMurdoch News Corp.]], quite agitated.

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It was the most popular site around in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-Noughties]], but despite its once-explosive popularity, the site has dwindled down to a barren wasteland as fickle users have almost completely abandoned it for its competitor, Website/{{Facebook}}. Long gone are the days when Tom Anderson, founder and practically the mascot of Myspace, would automatically add new users. In fact, he was fired from the company in 2009. After a change in management in 2010, it attempted to [[ReTool reinvent itself]] as "Social Entertainment", with more of an emphasis on entertainment than social networking. It then massively overhauled its homepage and new profile layouts, changed its logo, and then attempted to force longtime users with original 1.0 profiles to upgrade. This was all done to try and attract more people to the site, which had steadily been losing traffic for a long time, though it ended up having the opposite effect, making its owners at the time, [[RupertMurdoch [[UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch News Corp.]], quite agitated.
28th May '15 6:18:36 AM Underveil
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[[http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace]] is a social networking website that boasted over 60 million users at its height of popularity, and was easily one of the largest websites of all time. The site was generally known as a meeting place for kids, a marketing venue for bands and celebrities, and a hunting ground for [[StalkerWithACrush creeps]]. Thanks to that last one, it figured prominently into ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s ''To Catch a Predator'' series, as Perverted Justice used it to attract potential child molesters. It allowed anyone make and customize a kind of mini-webpage about themselves, and though some users managed to make their pages sleek and interesting, others abused this creative freedom and their pages were plagued by [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud MP3]]s. Naturally, the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.

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[[http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace]] is a social networking website that boasted over 60 million users at its height of popularity, and was easily one of the largest websites of all time. The site was generally known as a meeting place for kids, a marketing venue for bands and celebrities, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a hunting ground for for]] [[StalkerWithACrush creeps]]. Thanks to that last one, it figured prominently into ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s ''To Catch a Predator'' series, as Perverted Justice used it to attract potential child molesters. It allowed anyone make and customize a kind of mini-webpage about themselves, and though some users managed to make their pages sleek and interesting, others abused this creative freedom and their pages were plagued by [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud MP3]]s. Naturally, the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.
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