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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.
6th Jan '15 11:43:33 PM 102372
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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

[[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.

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, {{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.

Most of the remaining users weren't too happy about the changes, not just because of the [[InterfaceScrew messy new layout]] that slowed down many computers, but also because users were then spammed by friend requests by 'celebrities' as part of their new WereStillRelevantDammit-style marketing approach. In December 2010 and for the next several months they allowed different celebrities to "hijack" the site in an effort to attract the celebrity's fans. After huge outcries of TheyChangedItNowItSucks, Myspace [[AuthorsSavingThrow agreed to allow users to get their 1.0 profiles back]] by "downgrading" (1.0 profiles always gave much more freedom to edit and personalize, when using the right layout codes, hence hardly anyone ever "upgraded" from them unless forced to). Some time after the site was sold they eventually did finally force the 3.0 upgrades on every profile, but by then there weren't very many people left to complain about it.

It still attracted a fair share of role players even long after the decline began, since the site was friendlier toward and more suited for [=RPing=] than Facebook (which, despite playing host to a small community of [=RPers=], still tends to delete RP profiles when bought to their attention; in contrast Myspace didn't seem to care). But even then, by early 2011 most of them had [[TakeAThirdOption flocked to other sites]] like Roleplayer.me and [=OneWorldRolePlay=], which more closely resemble the Myspace of 2006 and even support the same 1.0 profile layouts. The related CharacterBlog community was then inherited by Tumblr and Twitter.

After failing to bring in more traffic with its [[ReTool retool]], News Corp. finally sold the site in July 2011 to a company called Specific Media for a mere $35 million[[note]]Compared to the $580 million News Corp. bought Myspace for in 2005 back when it was popular. Percentage-wise, that's worse depreciation than a new car and almost as bad as a computer.[[/note]]. Music/JustinTimberlake acquired a large stake in the site as well as a say in its creative direction, which for the next year or so seemed to be following the same "Social Entertainment" path it was already on. In late 2012, the new owners finally tried to revamp the site, calling it "The New Myspace", and basically copying Facebook's timeline feature (scrolling horizontally rather than vertically). Users have to make brand new profiles to access it though. "Classic" (as in post-2010) Myspace was still available for several months, but as with previous retools, it was little surprise that this was eventually discontinued and users were forced to make new profiles anyway. In a most controversial move, Myspace also went and deleted all the existing blogs, comments, and messages (or at least made them inaccessible) without ''any'' warning whatsoever, which did ''not'' amuse the remaining fanbase.

The modern Myspace is still a social networking website, but one with a heavy focus on music. On that front, [[http://djskee.com/post/40626331016/thenewmyspace some people]] seem to think that the new incarnation is actually pretty good for musicians. Time will tell if it ever makes a comeback.

'''Fourteen (and counting) Ways To Fit In With The Rest of Myspace'''

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

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

-->--'''Former slogan'''

[[http://www.myspace.com/ Myspace]] 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 MP3]]s. Naturally, the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.

It was the most popular site around in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-Noughties]], but despite its once explosive once-explosive popularity, the site has dwindled down to a barren wasteland as fickle users have almost completely abandoned it for its competitor, {{Facebook}}.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.

Most of the remaining users weren't too happy about the changes, not just because of the [[InterfaceScrew messy new layout]] that slowed down many computers, but also because users were then spammed by friend requests by 'celebrities' "celebrities" as part of their new WereStillRelevantDammit-style marketing approach. In December 2010 and for the next several months they allowed different celebrities to "hijack" the site in an effort to attract the celebrity's fans. After huge outcries of TheyChangedItNowItSucks, Myspace [=MySpace=] [[AuthorsSavingThrow agreed to allow users to get their 1.0 profiles back]] by "downgrading" (1.0 profiles always gave much more freedom to edit and personalize, when using the right layout codes, hence hardly anyone ever "upgraded" from them unless forced to). Some time after the site was sold they eventually did finally force the 3.0 upgrades on every profile, but by then there weren't very many people left to complain about it.

It still attracted a fair share of role players even long after the decline began, since the site was friendlier toward and more suited for [=RPing=] than Facebook (which, despite playing host to a small community of [=RPers=], still tends to delete RP profiles when bought to their attention; in contrast Myspace contrast, [=MySpace=] didn't seem to care). But even then, by early 2011 most of them had [[TakeAThirdOption flocked to other sites]] like Roleplayer.me and [=OneWorldRolePlay=], which more closely resemble the Myspace of 2006 and even support the same 1.0 profile layouts. The related CharacterBlog community was then inherited by Tumblr Website/{{Tumblr}} and Twitter.

Website/{{Twitter}}.

After failing to bring in more traffic with its [[ReTool retool]], ReTool, News Corp. finally sold the site in July 2011 to a company called Specific Media for a mere $35 million[[note]]Compared million[[note]]Compare to the $580 million News Corp. bought Myspace [=MySpace=] for in 2005 back when it was popular. Percentage-wise, that's worse depreciation than a new car and almost as bad as a computer.[[/note]].computer[[/note]]. Music/JustinTimberlake acquired a large stake in the site as well as a say in its creative direction, which for the next year or so seemed to be following the same "Social Entertainment" path it was already on. In late 2012, the new owners finally tried to revamp the site, calling it "The New Myspace", [=MySpace=]", and basically copying Facebook's timeline feature (scrolling horizontally rather than vertically). Users have to make brand new profiles to access it though. "Classic" (as in post-2010) Myspace [=MySpace=] was still available for several months, but as with previous retools, it was little surprise that this was eventually discontinued and users were forced to make new profiles anyway. In a most controversial move, Myspace [=MySpace=] also went and deleted all the existing blogs, comments, and messages (or at least made them inaccessible) without ''any'' warning whatsoever, which did ''not'' amuse the remaining fanbase.

The modern Myspace [=MySpace=] is still a social networking website, but one with a heavy focus on music. On that front, [[http://djskee.com/post/40626331016/thenewmyspace some people]] seem to think that the new incarnation is actually pretty good for musicians. Time will tell if it ever makes a comeback.

'''Fourteen (and counting) Ways To Fit In With The Rest of Myspace'''[=MySpace=]'''



# Grab a generic profile template off any of the random Myspace graphics sites available online! [[note]]You won't be able to do this unless you downgrade, though.[[/note]]

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# Grab a generic profile template off any of the random Myspace [=MySpace=] graphics sites available online! [[note]]You won't be able to do this unless you downgrade, though.[[/note]]



# Post a bulletin prompting other users to add "Myspace Legends"!

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# Post a bulletin prompting other users to add "Myspace "[=MySpace=] Legends"!



# ...and of course, have a Myspace page that you haven't updated since sometime in 2008 (but with its old layout completely gone due to the upgrades, naturally).

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# ...and of course, have a Myspace [=MySpace=] page that you haven't updated since sometime in 2008 (but with its old layout completely gone due to the upgrades, naturally).



* {{Cap}}: Towards 2010, Myspace introduced an inbox that counted the number of unread messages, but only counted up to 999. People who had been careless with their messages for several years now had to go back and finally clean out their inboxes.

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* {{Cap}}: Towards 2010, Myspace [=MySpace=] introduced an inbox that counted the number of unread messages, but only counted up to 999. People who had been careless with their messages for several years now had to go back and finally clean out their inboxes.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Many see the former CEO Mike Jones as this, who specifically stated in interviews that Myspace is [[NetworkDecay no longer a social network]], but [[InsistentTerminology Social Entertainment]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Myspace eventually admitted defeat to Facebook, and allowed its users to sync their Myspace profiles with their Facebook profiles.
** Myspace creator Tom Anderson says he is quite fond of Facebook and he prefers Facebook nowadays since his leave in 2009.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Many see the former CEO Mike Jones as this, who specifically stated in interviews that Myspace [=MySpace=] is [[NetworkDecay no longer a social network]], but [[InsistentTerminology Social Entertainment]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Myspace [=MySpace=] eventually admitted defeat to Facebook, and allowed its users to sync their Myspace [=MySpace=] profiles with their Facebook profiles.
** Myspace [=MySpace=] creator Tom Anderson says he is quite fond of Facebook and he prefers Facebook nowadays since his leave in 2009.



* InterfaceSpoiler: The "Smoke / Drink" section of a user's profile. The only way to hide the fact that you do one or the other was to not list either entry. Anyone who put down "N/A" for one entry and "Yes" or "No" for the other could be safely assumed to do the thing listed as "N/A".

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* InterfaceSpoiler: The "Smoke / Drink" "Smoke/Drink" section of a user's profile. The only way to hide the fact that you do one or the other was to not list either entry. Anyone who put down "N/A" for one entry and "Yes" or "No" for the other could be safely assumed to do the thing listed as "N/A".



* NewMediaAreEvil: It was once ground zero for [[PedoHunt pedophile hunters]], and the media portrayed it as a sexual predator hot spot, mainly thanks to ''Series/{{Dateline}}''. Facebook, for some odd reason, has avoided this stigma, even though it has far more people than Myspace did at its height.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: It was once ground zero for [[PedoHunt pedophile hunters]], and the media portrayed it as a sexual predator hot spot, hotspot, mainly thanks to ''Series/{{Dateline}}''. Facebook, for some odd reason, has avoided this stigma, even though it has far more people than Myspace [=MySpace=] did at its height.



* SeriousBusiness: On the old version of the site, serious drama arose over the placement of a friend in the "Top 8". If one of your best friends wasn't number one, or even ''on'' the top 8, there could be hell to pay if they were petty enough to get mad over it (and many people were). And when you delete someone from your friends list, you might as well be punching them in the gut. Eventually, Myspace allowed users to make it a Top 12, 16, 20 or any increment of 4 up to 36, so you had much less of a problem (unless you had 37 friends with really thin skins), though some have argued that this made it less relevant.

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* SeriousBusiness: On the old version of the site, serious drama arose over the placement of a friend in the "Top 8". If one of your best friends wasn't number one, or even ''on'' the top 8, there could be hell to pay if they were petty enough to get mad over it (and many people were). And when you delete someone from your friends list, you might as well be punching them in the gut. Eventually, Myspace [=MySpace=] allowed users to make it a Top 12, 16, 20 or any increment of 4 up to 36, so you had much less of a problem (unless you had 37 friends with really thin skins), though some have argued that this made it less relevant.
21st Apr '14 6:34:13 PM Surenity
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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, other's 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 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, other's 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.
21st Apr '14 6:26:15 PM Surenity
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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.

Myspace also lets anyone make a kind of mini-webpage, so be on the lookout for [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and a [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud mp3]] of that single you hated from 2002, except louder!

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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.

Myspace also lets
molesters. It allowed anyone make and customize a kind of mini-webpage, so be on the lookout for mini-webpage about themselves, and though some users managed to make their pages sleek and interesting, other's abused this creative freedom and their pages were plagued by [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1723/closinggeocitiesxkcd.png eye-stabbing graphics]] and a [[http://xkcd.com/134/ loud mp3]] of that single you hated from 2002, except louder!
mp3]]'s. Naturally the site became more famous for the poorly-constructed pages.
21st Apr '14 1:11:13 PM Kaizerreich
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* BannedInChina: In countries where that is often done (Iran, China, Syria, etc.).



* CreatorBacklash: Tom said this, and on his {{Facebook}} profile no less.
--> "''Why am I not on Myspace? Because, I left the company in early 2009, and like most of you, I don't like using it anymore.. not a fan of what the new folks have done with Myspace.''"



* OldShame: Many twenty-somethings, even those who claim to hate the "new Myspace", are probably quietly thanking them for having deleted all of the old profiles in 2013, as otherwise, the site would have made for an embarrassing time capsule of their awkward teen years.
27th Mar '14 1:44:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* OldShame: For many twenty-somethings, the site is an embarrassing time capsule of their awkward teen years. (Or it would be, if the site owners hadn't deleted all of the old profiles in 2013.)

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* OldShame: For many Many twenty-somethings, even those who claim to hate the "new Myspace", are probably quietly thanking them for having deleted all of the old profiles in 2013, as otherwise, the site is would have made for an embarrassing time capsule of their awkward teen years. (Or it would be, if the site owners hadn't deleted all of the old profiles in 2013.)years.
22nd Mar '14 8:06:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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After failing to bring in more traffic with its [[ReTool retool]], News Corp. finally sold the site in July 2011 to a company called Specific Media for a mere $35 million (compared to the $580 million News Corp. bought Myspace for in 2005 back when it was popular. Percentage-wise, that's worse depreciation than a new car and almost as bad as a computer), and apparently JustinTimberlake has a large stake in the site now as well as a say in its creative direction, which for the next year or so seemed to be following the same "Social Entertainment" path it was already on. In late 2012, the new owners finally tried to revamp the site, calling it "The New Myspace", and basically copying Facebook's timeline feature (scrolling horizontally rather than vertically). Users have to make brand new profiles to access it though. "Classic" (as in post-2010) Myspace was still available for several months, but as with previous retools, it was little surprise that this was eventually discontinued and users were forced to make new profiles anyway. In a most controversial move, Myspace also went and deleted all the existing blogs, comments and messages (or at least made them inaccessible) without ''any'' warning whatsoever, which did ''not'' amuse the fanbase.

'''Thirteen Ways To Fit In With The Rest of Myspace'''

to:

After failing to bring in more traffic with its [[ReTool retool]], News Corp. finally sold the site in July 2011 to a company called Specific Media for a mere $35 million (compared million[[note]]Compared to the $580 million News Corp. bought Myspace for in 2005 back when it was popular. Percentage-wise, that's worse depreciation than a new car and almost as bad as a computer), and apparently JustinTimberlake has computer.[[/note]]. Music/JustinTimberlake acquired a large stake in the site now as well as a say in its creative direction, which for the next year or so seemed to be following the same "Social Entertainment" path it was already on. In late 2012, the new owners finally tried to revamp the site, calling it "The New Myspace", and basically copying Facebook's timeline feature (scrolling horizontally rather than vertically). Users have to make brand new profiles to access it though. "Classic" (as in post-2010) Myspace was still available for several months, but as with previous retools, it was little surprise that this was eventually discontinued and users were forced to make new profiles anyway. In a most controversial move, Myspace also went and deleted all the existing blogs, comments comments, and messages (or at least made them inaccessible) without ''any'' warning whatsoever, which did ''not'' amuse the remaining fanbase.

'''Thirteen The modern Myspace is still a social networking website, but one with a heavy focus on music. On that front, [[http://djskee.com/post/40626331016/thenewmyspace some people]] seem to think that the new incarnation is actually pretty good for musicians. Time will tell if it ever makes a comeback.

'''Fourteen (and counting)
Ways To Fit In With The Rest of Myspace'''



* OldShame: For many twenty-somethings the site is an embarrassing time capsule of their awkward teen years.

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* OldShame: For many twenty-somethings twenty-somethings, the site is an embarrassing time capsule of their awkward teen years.years. (Or it would be, if the site owners hadn't deleted all of the old profiles in 2013.)



* SeriousBusiness: Back in the day, serious drama arose over the placement of a friend in the "Top 8". If one of your best friends wasn't number one, or even ''on'' the top 8, there could be hell to pay if they were petty enough to get mad over it (and many people were). And when you delete someone from your friends list, you might as well be punching them in the gut.
** You could solve that problem once Myspace allowed you to make it a Top 12, 16, 20 or any increment of 4 up to 36.
*** Unless you had 37 friends with really thin skins.

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* SeriousBusiness: Back in On the day, old version of the site, serious drama arose over the placement of a friend in the "Top 8". If one of your best friends wasn't number one, or even ''on'' the top 8, there could be hell to pay if they were petty enough to get mad over it (and many people were). And when you delete someone from your friends list, you might as well be punching them in the gut.
** You could solve that problem once
gut. Eventually, Myspace allowed you users to make it a Top 12, 16, 20 or any increment of 4 up to 36.
*** Unless
36, so you had much less of a problem (unless you had 37 friends with really thin skins.
skins), though some have argued that this made it less relevant.
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