6 responses to “MySpace: From Social Networking to Social Entertainment

  1. Justin Timberlake? Really? But he was in the “Social Network” for Facebook!

  2. This is a great post, Lauren! It’ll be interesting to see where Myspace ends up… Will this change of focus contribute to Myspace’s success? It’s funny how quickly social media can sky-rocket, and how quickly it can fail. Perhaps Myspace will be the next fad!

    • Thank you, Erin! Personally, I can really see the ‘new’ MySpace either blowing up, or just remaining in the shadows cast by Facebook. It will be very interesting to watch how it all pans out. What do you think about it? Do you think this new change in focus will be the main force controlling MySpace’s new success? Or do you think the news about MySpace will fizzle into nothing in the end…?

      • It’s really hard to say… I haven’t used myspace since…idk maybe sophomore year of high school? So I’m not sure how it’ll affect anything. I think it could definitely be a big deal for the music industry though!

  3. MySpace is still in the top 10 Social networking sites, beating out Google+, according to Nielsen:
    http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/nielsens-tops-of-2011-digital/
    (Scroll down to the chart were MySpace is mentioned.)

    A recent survey of Internet Privacy issues showed MySpace still used by a healthy one-third of those in the study:
    http://blog.usamp.com/blog/2012/01/30/infographic-usamp-datapoint-study-finds-gender-gap-over-social-media-privacy/

    MySpace is #16 on Seomoz:
    http://www.seomoz.org/top500

    And is in the Top 7 trending brands on Twitter:
    http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2012/01/10/the-top-15-trending-brands-on-twitter-according-to-hootsuite-infographic/

    Google lists MySpace as #61 out of the Top 1000 sites worldwide, with over 45 Million unique visitors and over 1 Billion page views! It’s still ahead of Tumblr & HuffPo. Surprisingly, Reddit is nowhere in sight:
    http://www.google.com/adplanner/static/top1000/
    Just looking at that list and counting Social networking sites, MySpace comes in at number 5.

    And it’s still beating out Tumblr, Pinterest & Google+ according to CommScore:
    http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/myspace-more-unique-visitors-than-google-and-tumblr-1054456#form-wrap-commentform

    A month later, it’s STILL beating out Google+!
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-is-used-19x-more-than-twitter-135x-more-than-google-/9601

    MySpace TV is also mentioned positively in these articles:
    http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/18/the-view-from-ces-the-top-trends-in-technology-for-2012/
    http://www.v-net.tv/myspace-unveils-soctv-and-second-screen-sync/

    CNET has reported that “MySpace has got it’s groove back!”
    http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50120010.html

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