Rupert Murdoch Admits MySpace was “Mismanaged” and Everyone Involved Has Been Sacked

16

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

Biceps

Wow, it must be nice to always be in charge of everything, yet somehow never be responsible when anything goes wrong.  What a chod.

avatar

bpstone

MySpace and Facebook are spacejunk.

avatar

h e x e n

Like this guy has any clue on how to run a social network. Look how old he is! Not to knock old people because they're fantastic (my grandparents kicked so much ass), but seriously. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology and keep your ear to the ground when it comes to newer ideas like social networking, don't make someone who draws medicare and social security in charge.

I had a myspace from almost the beginning 2003 - 2004 IIRC. I just ditched it last year because they continued to make change after change after change... in the wrong direction. If they had just left it as open code and html without all this new fancy beta crap and purple task bars and stupid useless functions and feeds that no one wants, we all might have a myspace right now.

As it turns out, people just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to fix what isn't broken, because this crap happens all the time. Yahoo mail is another perfect example. Honestly, does anyone prefer yahoo mail beta to yahoo classic? I don't think so. How many people changed to 800x600 to switch back? :P

avatar

proletarian

Where i'm from, a dried up old cunt like this would be referred to as

 

a ballbag.

 

that is to say, he is the skin sack that houses testicles to keep them warm but not too warm.

 

 

fox will always exist and will be manned by it's army of delible drones, pumping refined bile to the hungry horde of sweaty zombies that walk up and down Pennsylvania avenue every day like an endless stream of shit pouring incessantly from the arse of a dysentery sufferer.

however...

I'm hoping that this man, if he can be called that, dies painfully for his crimes against humanity fore it is due donkey wankers like this pulling our race down that we are still here on this earth instead of out there in the vastness of space exploring and forging civilizations to rival any kardashev type 3 society that will undoubtedly be completely ignoring us right now because they see so many radio and data signals which contain this cunt's face dribbling out of our solar system that they think we're the leftovers of a zombie apocalypse.

 

To summarize for the uber-nerds: sex with hot alian babes and laser-gun play await in the wake of this spunk stain's funeral. Make it happen.

 

that is all.

 

avatar

gruvsf

OMG I almost blew water out of my nose reading this. Thanks!

avatar

Engelsstaub

Best stuff I read all day, right here ^

avatar

Holly Golightly

Gosh, I misses MySpace a lot. I wished he did not buy it out, but he did anyways. Usually most buyouts end in total disaster. I hope MySpace will one day regain popularity. I still have one and use that over FaceBook actually. I, like many other people take my privacy very serious.

Rupert is always an innocent billionaire. I am glad he fired all the people who ruined MySpace, but still... He is no angel. Don't worry, FaceBook is facing a similar destiny as MySpace once did. Is it me, or does Rupert's chin look like a brain. I do not know, it reminds me of one.

avatar

Phantom-e

Man, I hate it when politics gets mixed up with my tech news.

avatar

poee

"... Rupert Murdoch was pretty candid as to what went wrong, but also deflected the blame."

Typical Murdoch. He never does anything wrong. He didn't know that his newspapers were hacking telephones (for years). He didn't know that MySpace was mismanaged until after it was too late. He still apparently doesn't know that his Fox News division has long since stopped practicing journalism. His job, evidently, is to just give his middle-managers complete autonomy and if they bungle it, then he will leap into action and fire them -- after it all goes belly up. He is the absentee CEO, though he will deflect blame from that charge as well. That way Murdoch can have it both ways: successful corporate manager when his stock is rising and politicians are kissing up to him, and conveniently AFK when things go to hell.

avatar

tekknyne

 

FOX NEWS: "Rich people paying rich people to tell middle-class people to blame poor people"

avatar

Biceps

That is about as close to perfect as a quote can get.

avatar

smashingpumpin

Pic looks like one of those face Memes. I cannot Unsee!

avatar

Danthrax66

Well Rupert Murdoch is a fucking idiot anyway that is involved in the largest phone hacking scandal ever. But for some reason the US refuses to investigate him because his propaganda machine Fox News gets republicans elected.

avatar

Engelsstaub

"But for some reason the US refuses to investigate him..." http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/14/fbi-news-corp-hacking-claims?INTCMP=SRCH

...or are they??

avatar

Danthrax66

They said that they were but they never did. That article is from July.

avatar

tekknyne

I have zero pitty for someone so heavily invested in the spread of mis-information. Hopefully Fox News won't be around to poison society now that the internet is around to keep them honest.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.