August 27, 2007 |
Christine "Forbidden" Dolce, Tila Tequila and Bobbi Billard each have accumulated more than a million admirers on MySpace.com, making them among the handful of most popular people on the world's most popular social networking website. That may have something to do with the amount of skin they show on their MySpace pages.
August 23, 2007 |
MTV Networks said it would broadcast a series of town hall meetings that MySpace.com is arranging with 11 presidential candidates. The hourlong sessions on college campuses will include some questions from the audience and others randomly selected from real-time submissions online. The series is the first collaboration between Viacom Inc.'s MTV and News Corp.'s MySpace, which compete for young people interested in music. Like another rival, Google Inc.'
August 23, 2007 |
First was lonelygirl15, a fictionalized series of confessional video blogs on YouTube made by an actress posing as a home-schooled girl. Then came "Prom Queen," a Web teen soap opera backed by former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner. Now there's "Afterworld," an online animated series about a man who wakes up to find most of the world's population has vanished.
August 19, 2007
Danah Boyd lighted a fuse with a blog essay on class divisions in Facebook and MySpace. The goodie two shoes, jocks, athletes, or other "good" kids are now going to Facebook. . . MySpace is still home for Latino/Hispanic teens, immigrant teens, "burnouts," "alternative kids" . . . punks, emos, goths, gangstas, queer kids, and other kids who didn't play into the dominant high school popularity paradigm. Where exactly did Boyd get her statistics? I don't think there's any accuracy in her "report."
July 25, 2007 |
MySpace started a Mexican version as part of international growth plans that include expanding in 10 other countries in the next year. MySpace Mexico began a test phase in January and page views since then have jumped 67% while sign-ups climbed 39%, the company said. The website's community in Mexico has more than 1.5 million users, adding to MySpace's 115-million-person network in 18 countries.
July 25, 2007 |
Internet social networking site MySpace said it had detected and deleted 29,000 convicted sex offenders on its service, more than four times the figure it had initially reported. The company, owned by media conglomerate News Corp., said in May that it had deleted about 7,000 user profiles that belonged to convicted offenders. MySpace attracts about 60 million unique visitors monthly in the U.S.
June 28, 2007 |
MySpace plans to expand its video offerings this week with a new site that combines amateur and professional material. The new pages, available at MySpaceTV.com, will be the first MySpace spinoff accessible to those who don't register with the main site. But the new site is also intended as a gathering spot for the wide array of videos that get posted to personal profiles and viewed there.
June 25, 2007 |
Fears that Rupert Murdoch would jeopardize the editorial independence of the Wall Street Journal have been a key sticking point in the News Corp. chairman's proposed $5-billion takeover of the newspaper's parent, Dow Jones & Co. Critics cite as the latest example of those dangers Murdoch's little-noticed introduction in China of his red-hot MySpace Internet property. Launched in April, MySpace China censors user comments on the social-networking site more than is necessary, analysts say.
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June 19, 2007 |
Staring down at the person she blames for her teenage daughter's suicide, Danielle Helms testified Monday about the limitless pain and loss that she and her family have suffered at the hands of the Texas man, who enticed her daughter over the Internet and traveled to California for illicit sex.
May 22, 2007 |
MySpace, the social networking website owned by News Corp., is providing state attorneys general with information on registered sex offenders who created pages on the site before they were identified and removed. The company will speed up the delivery of information to the attorneys general so they can pursue any individual who may have broken the law, Los Angeles-based MySpace said Monday. The company initially resisted demands for the information last week from eight state attorneys general.