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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 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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If the library staff is in closer conversation with faculty, attends classes, participates in online forums, or perhaps even joins an online social networking community like My-Space, the library would stand a better chance of being relevant in classroom life.
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Perhaps the montage of this ordinary couple suggests why the official video for the song will charm busy people who want, badly, to feel something real, but who don't have time or interest to pore over old records or give a patient listen to every band requested to them on My-Space.
Web sites such as Google and Digg and Reddit and Facebook and My-Space have offered a profoundly different model to the younger generation of Millennials, who use the Internet to collect any number of individuals into instant groups.
Joining them were about 50 fans, many of whom heard through fan sites and My-Space. Though there was no fee to attend the parties, most hung out for the entire three days the houseguests were in town, staying at the hotels Harbick owns and paying $35 for a catered dinner prior to Tuesday's premiere.