YMMV / MySpace

  • Alt-itis: Particularly among the role players, who would make a new profile for every fictional character they played. Unlike Facebook, MySpace was very lax about this, and for the longest time one didn't even need to verify their email to start a new profile.
  • Deader Than Disco: It was the social media platform in the 2000s, boasting over 60 million users at the height of its popularity and helping to catapult numerous musicians (most notably from the emo genre) into the mainstream. However, due to the rise of competing social media sites (especially Facebook) over the years, around 2008-09 the site began hemorrhaging users as they moved on to other platforms. After founder and unofficial "mascot" Tom Anderson was fired, the site went through a change in management in 2010, attempting to rebrand itself as a "Social Entertainment" site. The site tried repeatedly to reinvent itself and attract back users, but most of the changes were poorly received by the few users still sticking around (mostly roleplayers, who would end up also leaving MySpace for other blogging platforms like LiveJournal and Tumblr) and often reeked of We're Still Relevant, Dammit!-type desperation. After being bought and sold to a revolving door of companies and individuals, the site was retooled into a virtual Facebook copy, while also deleting all the existing blogs, comments, and messages (or at least making them inaccessible) without any prior warning whatsoever, which did not amuse the remaining fanbase.

    MySpace is still around as a social networking site, albeit now with a heavier emphasis on music and entertainment. However, between the existence of Facebook (with Tom himself even stating that he much preferred it) and other competing platforms, MySpace's Glory Days are nothing more than a distant memory for many '00s kids, and it's not likely to recapture any of that any day soon, being considered the Internet equivalent to a Dying Town. Anytime MySpace is ever talked about nowadays, it's often to laugh about how it seemed to be a breeding ground for Emo Teens, Attention Whores, and pedophiles.
  • Hype Backlash
  • Scapegoat Creator: Site lagging? Messages not working the way they're supposed to? Too many irritating upgrades? It's all Tom's fault!
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Users had been saying this ever since Myspace introduced status updates to copy Facebook and Twitter, but the outcry has never been as loud as it had been with the 2010 "Social Entertainment" Re Tool.
    • It's one of the few instances in internet history where this reaction essentially killed a website that was once huge.
    • The reaction after the 2013 reboot resulted in all the blogs and several other things being deleted from your profile. There is an option to transfer your pictures to your new profile, but should that even need to be an option?
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The whole "Social Entertainment" switch.
  • Win Back the Crowd: What "The New Myspace" is hoping to do.
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