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A social networking web site based in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

MySpace home.


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 e-mail.

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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People have MySpace friends, interest circles they chat with, and links from their place on the Internet to others.
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Now any hipster with the right MySpace friends and a fast connection can download and share all the hottest new jams--be they Estonian punk or Nigerian hip-hop--before you can say "free beer" 10 times fast.
8 million increase from when his Facebook profile launched in spring 2009, in addition to more than 500,000 MySpace friends.
For instance on my MySpace friends list there are my flatmates, people that I see weekly and my boyfriend.
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Lily was so impressed that she put her in her top eight MySpace friends.