Myspace


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MySpace

(World-Wide Web)
A social networking web site based in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

MySpace home.

Myspace

A social networking site that focuses on music, movies, celebrities and games. It enables members to create a blog, share music, videos and photos and communicate via instant messaging and email.

MySpace Was the Facebook of the Past
Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, it very quickly became the major social networking site on the Web. In 2005, it was acquired by News Corporation for more than a half billion dollars. Although it was the most visited site on the Web in 2006, within a couple years, MySpace was overtaken by Facebook and continued to decline. By mid-2011, the site had lost about 80% of its unique visitors, and the organization was sold to Specific Media for a fraction of the price paid by News Corp.

A New Focus on Music
Specific Media acquired the site in order to target it for music and entertainment. With the capital "S" dropped in its name (MySpace to Myspace), it is a venue that encourages musicians to upload their music and communicate with fans. The forums were dropped, but the sharing aspects were continued. See social networking site.
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The real name and username of the account holder is publicly listed on the profile page, and Myspace doesn't perform a check to see if the email address entered by the person attempting to recover the account is correct.
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We want our users to be able to access MySpace from any device," said John Faith, vice president and general manager of MySpace Mobile.
Millions of MySpace users have Verizon Wireless phones, and starting today we're giving them fast and easy access to our mobile site, at no additional charge," said Brandon Lucas, senior director of mobile business development for MySpace.
We look forward to working with Sony BMG and the rest of the music industry to enable people to share their love of music with one another through the next generation of MySpace music services.
MySpaceIM with Skype will be launched in 20 countries where MySpace has localised communities, with users able to make free Skype Internet calls to other MySpace or Skype users, without the need to download additional Skype software.
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We believe that parents are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting teens in the offline and online worlds," says Hemanshu Nigam, chief security officer of MySpace, "and they should have as many tools as possible to safeguard their families.
The video system supplements audio filtering that MySpace already has in place to block unauthorised music uploads.
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