News Corp Can't Sell MySpace, Looking into "Partnerships"

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Alex11

I still remember Myspace was the biggest social media site on the Internet back to 4 year ago. People were so interested to socialize in MySpace. And I heard Myspace using Google ads to make money online. Millions were a month were generated. But then Facebook suddenly became so popular that everyone want to use it and this directly affected Myspace. People seems to switch from Myspace to Facebook.

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Ghok

The only time I ever find myself on that page is when listening to a band that still has a page there. Aside from that I don't know anyone with a Myspace account anymore. Record labels like to make poor decisions, perhaps they could buy it?

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d3v

Its sad that these news organizations can't make money off a site that gets millions of US visitors every day. OTOH you have thousands of webmasters who make their living off sites that get far less traffic. So maybe they should reduce their expensive US based workforce and outsource their development offshore.

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Scatter

Maybe it's just me but I get a warm feeling inside when a mega conglomerate like News Corp purchases Myspace for over 500 million only to have it crash and burn in only a few short years. 

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Frank N Beenes

I never really used it much.  Recently I wanted to put up some band tunes for friends to listen/download.  Wow.  That site is a mess.  How they think anyone would use that broken pile is beyond me.  Did they fire all of the programmers and keep the management?

 

<whisper> Fix it and they will come.....you dumb a** </whisper>

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I Jedi

You're joking, of course, right? A few months ago, here on MxPC, there was an article that basically talked about how the web programmers got FUCKED by management, as many of these workers went unpaid and/or fired after weeks of effort to revamp MySpace. No, your logical that if they, "fix it, they will come" is flawed. No one gives two shits about MySpace, no one. Newscorp would be better off cutting all further funding for this dead beast than continuing to potch it with a stick, so it'll move a few more feet before collapsing on its side once more.

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dalant

Guess you shouldnt have bought it and whored it into the ground eh Rupert?

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Hamburger

Heh, probably just like an old clunker car.. they'd probably get more money out of it if they'd just "part it out"..." LOL

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MarioJP

It was cool until they changed to the new profile crap. Its a freaking mess!. thinking deleting this crap. No wonder no one wants to buy it becuase Its a POS. My yearbook is the new myspace or what Myspace should of become.

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Jeffrey Jones

MySpace is an abomination. I'd give 'em $20 for it right now, just so I could delete it from the internet.

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Holly Golightly

It is a shame to see MySpace just go like that. I still use MySpace exclusively over FaceBook, due to privacy concerns. I really do have hope and faith to see MySpace rise up again. At least MySpace is cool.

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I Jedi

Whatever you do, don't hold your breath. I'm >dead< serious.

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Holly Golightly

Atleast it is better than FaceBook... And that's a fact!

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dalant

It's no where close to being better than facebook. If I cared about your decorating skills I would come to your house. I'd rather not have it thrown in my face with obnoxious page layouts that have malware virus's hidden in them.

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Holly Golightly

Some people rather have a pretty page... Other people rather have a boring page with some black and white photo of their newborn while having no privacy at all. To me, privacy is number one, so I'd rather go with the prettier one.

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