Will MySpace Become Empty Space?

August 11th, 2009 |

“Hi, my name is Jeff, and I am on MySpace.”myspace_logo_resize_final

I’m not ashamed to admit I have MySpace.  I even check it every so often to make sure it’s still there. And no, the site’s not terrible; it functions quite well. So, why am I not there instead of Facebook? Because I am a lemming, and I go where my friends go. I have three friends total on MySpace, including that Tom guy who shows up everywhere. I read about the changes MySpace was making to become competitive, and when I logged in a couple days ago, there were tons of new features and backgrounds, better search functions, including a local search (restaurants, bands, etc). The Music Section is still top-notch, and there are still millions of users globally.

To me, MySpace is a much more relaxed and comfortable place; Facebook is like the school where everyone had to wear the same uniform. People that I’ve met over the years claim that they stay on MySpace because their boss and their parents aren’t online with them, and the site has greater adaptability in terms of customized page layouts. The other difference is that on MySpace, you can ‘friend’ someone that you would like to know; on Facebook, that’s just not the way things are done. Read the rest of this entry »

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MySpace Chooses Not To Compete With Facebook

July 14th, 2009 |

Although implied, MySpace, part of the Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate News Corp. has decided not to compete with Facebook. Over the last couple of years, MySpace has lost revenue and users while Facebook has gained on both fronts. Instead, MySpace is changing their business model to an entertainment portal.

The new positioning, announced by Chairman Rupert Murdoch, is “refocusing” the beleagured site as a place where people with common entertainment interests will be able to connect. The Wall Street Journal, another News Corp. property, reported that neither Murdoch, nor CEO Owen Van Natta, provided specific details regarding the change. The Read the rest of this entry »

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