MySpace for Sale?

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  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Just two days after the announcement that half of its global staff were being laid off, Myspace looks likely to be put up for sale

    http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?storycode=1043851

    Bout time. MySpace has clung on by a thread for years. No doubt some company will buy it and think they can turn it round, but ultimately, MySpace is dead.
     
  2. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I'll start the bidding at $10.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I never joined or visited myspace but from what I gather, they couldn't compete with facebook. I'm not sure what the differences were but it seems facebook won the battle
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Just shows you how fickle the marketplace can be. MySpace went from top of the world to back alley in just 2-3 years.


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  5. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    Facebook was cleaner and drew people in by having apps.

    Myspace allowed anyone to insert code to customize their page, which means every other page was javascript hell and would crash your browser. Probably the best thing was it allowed music to be streamed. That also meant bands would spam you.

    I knew Myspace was dead when they decided to focus on musicians. That made no sense to me.
     
  6. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I had a Myspace in 6th grade (6 years ago) when it was on top and was THE social networking site.

    Honestly I think the biggest downfall wasn't Myspace itself but the community and the fact that Myspace didn't do anything about advertisers that spammed people. The community was basically targeted towards 6th graders who like to "pimp out their profile" with a bunch of useless pictures and glittery backgrounds. It was successful until my generation grew out of that and went to facebook.
     
  7. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I think the only reason MySpace still has any significant amount of traffic or users is because of the bands and music. I think Yahoo or AOL should buy them ;)
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    HA! I'm going to wait until he last second and bid $12! Take that!
     
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    IMO ... Facebook and Twitter will face the same fate one day :cool:
     
  10. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    no necessarily, i don't think facebook will get into this as it's the biggest social network
     
  11. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    ...just like myspace was...
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    That'd be awesome if Facebook goes away.

    But leave twitter out of this! :D
     
  13. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    myspace really took social networking to a new level, and it revolved around music. It was a place where friends could listen to all kinds of music easily and talk about and post on each other's walls and also surf for easy booty calls.

    Then facebook came along and at first only allowed certain schools to join. This aire of exclusivity attracted EVERYONE from the college and university scene. That and the fact that it didn't crash your computer the way myspace was starting to allowed facebook to quickly surpass myspace as king of social networking. From there it was just momentum.

    I lived through the whole myspace to facebook changeover and honestly I don't ever see twitter surpassing facebook unless they allow for more indepth profiles with apps and pictures and music, which would basically make it another facebook/myspace. I see twitter failing in a few years time. It seems to be a place where the lifeless go to find out what kind of latte some tard celebrity is ordering IMO.
     
  14. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't know anyone who uses Twitter. I think it's more of a US thing.
     
  15. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    GeoCities used to be top dog too! ;)


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  16. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I just watched "Trending News" on CNN ... they read people's Tweets

    I rest my case ... Twitter ... no thanks :cool:
     
  17. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Really? Reading people's tweets?

    "Wordwide Leader in News", indeed.
     
  18. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    When it came out, the only cool thing about twitter was celebrities were using it and some of their tweets were pretty entertaining. IE Shaq's twitter was nonstop your mama jokes. So you'd join just so you could read them and have a laugh.

    Now that politicians are using it in an attempt to be cool, athletes get in trouble for using it, and there are people out there who do nothing but microblog all day about lame emo crap, it's reached what Malcolm Gladwell called the tipping point.

    Personally I think twitter is like a snuggie - it's a lame idea that got popular through word of mouth and will disappear once the hype dies out.
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Damn I only brought $10.50 to this auction... I didn't know there were going to be social networks up for grabs :( How bout' $10.50 AND the jacket I'm wearing?!
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Twitter will last because it is a simple real time conversation. Facebook could go the way of Myspace in 10 years if something better takes it's place but the way FB is rolling it might survive. The reason Myspace died was because it didn't evolve like Facebook constantly is.
     
  21. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I follow quite a few people from the UK. I'm also in the UK myself (obviously!)
     
  22. JAG77 macrumors member

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    Yeah, myspace went to crap when they started adding a bunch of garbage to their site and in turn no one knew how to navigate anymore..
    the same thing may happen to facebook if they don't start listening more to the users. There have been several controversial facebook profile changes/security changes.

    Oh, and Twitter can go die. It's a waste of space.
     
  23. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I went to myspace last week for the first time in probably 3 years or so. It just looked and felt so awful, it was almost unbearable.
     

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