All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MySpace’

Tila Tequila: “Hitler Was A Good Man”, History Lies

Take what you will from Tila Tequila – a former car model, MySpace celebrity, and reality TV show host. She’s made a video and blog post exposing the Illuminati, the secret organization that (supposedly) controls the world. Both Larry King and Alex Jones denied her an interview; Facebook has suspended her account; and she’s not on Twitter anymore. Is it …

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Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools

Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Windows Store, Google Play, Apple Store, Pinterest, Windows Phone Store, YouTube, Instagram and MySpace. “Now, in addition …

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Myspace Touts Modest Gains, Up 12 Million Users from June Relaunch

After a nearly six-month beta period, Myspace finally launched its new music-centric rebrand back in June. It launched as a decidedly new service – unlike any version of Myspace that’s ever been seen. And now, the company is announcing some stats about user growth post relaunch. According to Myspace, the site has grown from 24 million user pre-launch to 36 …

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Facebook Pics Affect Teens’ Risky Behavior, Shows Study

Parents have been warning their children about the affects of peer pressure for decades now. However, the pressure teens today face on social media is a new phenomenon that parents largely don’t understand. New research is now showing that peer pressure via social media can be every bit as dangerous as the in-person kind. A new study published today in …

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Holy Grail Jay Z: The First Ever Music Video to Debut Exclusively on Facebook

For the first time in music history an artist has used a social media website to exclusively debut a music video. On August 29, 2013 Jay Z released his new music video, Holy Grail, a collaboration with artist Justin Timberlake and director Anthony Mandler, exclusively to Facebook. The music video is only exclusive for a 24-hour window on Jay Z’s …

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New Myspace Launches Out Of Beta, Comes With iOS App

Myspace announced today that it is bringing its recently redesigned service out of beta, as well as launching a new mobile app for iOS. If you haven’t checked out the desktop redesign yet, you can see Josh Wolford’s extensive walkthrough here. “The magic of Myspace has always been at the intersection of creative expression, community, promotion, and discovery,” said Myspace …

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New Myspace Facing Music Rights Issue in First Week of Public Launch

Last week, the all-new Myspace finally opened up to the public after a few-month-long beta period. Its launch, coincidentally, occurred at the same time that investor and head celebrity backer Justin Timberlake launched the new single from his upcoming album. The song, “Suit & Tie,” is displayed prominently on the homepage, leading some to joke that the new Myspace is …

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New Myspace Opens Up To All (Especially Justin Timberlake Fans)

After a few-month-long beta period, the big Myspace redesign is finally available to anyone and everyone who wishes to join. To sign up for a new Myspace account, you can either use your old Myspace credentials or log in via Facebook. When the redesign was first teased back in September 2011, it had Justin Timberlake all over it. And why …

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New Myspace: A First Look at the Huge Redesign

Myspace first teased their big redesign back in September, and the company is starting to let people in, sending out pre-launch invites to a select few. What follows is a quick first look at the new social network, which focuses heavily on music and discovery. When you first create you account, you’ll be met with the New Myspace landing page, …

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Myspace Teases Massive Redesign [VIDEO]

If anything could benefit from a massive overhaul, it’s beleaguered social network Myspace. What was once the premier social forum on the internet, Myspace slowly (then suddenly and violently) ceded territory to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and many other growing communities. Now, it looks like Myspace is getting that overhaul. Behold, new Myspace: “We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, …

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Do Social Media Sites View Privacy As A Burden?

When interviewing Robert Ellis Smith, privacy expert extraordinaire, WebProNews’ Abby Johnson asked him how the recent FTC/Myspace ruling would impact services like Facebook and Google+. While indicating all three services reached privacy agreements with the FTC, with both Google and Myspace agreeing to be audited for the next 20 years in relation to upholding their privacy agreements, Smith made the …

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Tumblr Breaks Into comScore’s Top 50 Websites

comScore has just released its top 50 ranking for web properties in the U.S. for the month of April, and microblogging platform Tumblr earned a spot in the field, coming in at #47, with roughly 23.5 million unique visitors. According to its site, Tumblr currently hosts 56.9 million blogs with 23.7 billion posts, all handled by 105 employees. The NYC-based …

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Nasdaq Asks How Facebook Connects the World

It was recently reported that social networking giant Facebook presently has roughly 901 million active users. As the company files its IPO today, Nasdaq has asked some users how Facebook has better connected their world and altered their daily lives. The high level of social connectivity is an obvious function of the social network, as users can be accessed by …

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Facebook’s Master Plan to Colonize the Earth in Likes

Earlier today, we shared with you the staggering statistic of Facebook users in different countries around the world. For some of those countries, like New Zealand and Brazil, people are so over the moon with the social networking site that the word “internet” might as well be spelled F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K. Now, lend us your ear for the second chart-busting hit of …

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Myspace Settles with FTC Over User Privacy

Myspace, the dominant social network before Facebook took over, has just settled with the Federal Trade Commission over user privacy issues, much like Facebook had in November. The FTC contended that Myspace was too vague in its explanation of user privacy, and the network is now prohibited from further instances of this sort of misrepresentation. Myspace also has submitted to …

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Online Empires Rise and Fall [Infographic]

This next infographic comes to us from CenturyLinkQuote.Com and it addresses the issue of the trendy nature of online empires. They layout some very interesting statistics on how long they usually stay in fashion and events that lead to or signify their downfall. It’s informative, revealing, and possibly a great predictor of future success, and/or failure. The graphic reports a …

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Emeli Sande Featured in New Myspace “One-Two-Watch”

If you thought Myspace was defunct as a social networking site, well, you were right. But Myspace is still trying to re-brand itself as a destination on the web for music and entertainment news. To that end, the website has a new series of interviews with musical artists it calls “One-Two-Watch.” The interviews series promotes artists Myspace has handpicked as …

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Myspace Entertainment Gets New President

Myspace has tapped Roger Mincheff to lead Myspace Entertainment as president. Myspace Entertainment will be Myspace’s internal production and entertainment division responsible for original programming and content. Mincheff has inked his first deal with Fox Digital Entertainment and Kia Motors to deliver WOLFPACK OF RESEDA. Premiering today on Myspace, the original web series blends workplace comedy with the supernatural. WOLFPACK’s …

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MySpace Gains A Million New Sign-Ups: Good Sign

Make all the MySpace jokes you want, but it still has a lot of users. You may not want to count it out just yet. In fact, MySpace has gained over a million sign-ups since launching its new music player in December, the company announced today. The player is drawing 40,000 sign-ups a day in the U.S., on average. “The …

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What Happens To You Online When You Die?

It used to be that when a person dies, their family settles all of their affairs left on this physical earth. Our digital selves and reliance on social media has changed all of this. In the bluntly titled, “What happens online when you die?,” Life Insurance Finder lists the various policies that Web sites and social media sites have in …

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Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up”

Rupert Murdoch has really taken to Twitter since joining the social microblogging service recently. He’s not one of those high profile execs that joins and tweets once every two months. He’s on there about every day speaking very candidly about the media industry, picking fights with Google and acknowledging News Corp.’s screw-ups. With reports that Facebook will file its IPO …

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Rupert Murdoch Tweets About MySpace: We Screwed Up In Every Way Possible

Rupert Murdoch is fairly new to the Twitterverse, but his tweets have captured a lot of attention in that short time. He’s out at CES, and has been offering quick little bytes of commentary about it. Here are a few things he said about it: @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch CES coming to a close. Seems like more innovation than ever, some great, …

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CES 2012: Panasonic And MySpace Team Up For MySpace TV

Panasonic announced during its CES press conference yesterday that it will be teaming up with MySpace to bring a social media dimension to TV. The service, MySpace TV, will be part of the VIERA Connect platform on Panasonic’s HDTVs. Since MySpace has focused its attention on the music world in recent years, MySpace TV’s initial content will be center heavily …

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MySpace Tom: Google Doesn’t Want Google+ To Become A Cesspool Like MySpace

Tom Anderson, the guy who was everybody’s friend on MySpace (by default), has weighed in on the whole Google censoring profile photos discussion. He’s never had any trouble with his iconic profile pic. Said discussion began this week when tech writer MG Siegler put up a blog post discussing Google deleting his photo (of himself flipping off the camera). We …

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Lots More People Still Use Myspace Than Google+

In what is probably a surprise to nobody who uses the Internet with any kind of regularity, Google was the most visited U.S. web brand in 2011. As reported by Nielsen earlier today, the search engine juggernaut maintained an average of 153.4 million unique visitors per month in 2011 while Facebook, the second top-ranked web brand, attracted 137.6 million unique …

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Myspace Wants to Be Hulu for Music

I’m not exactly sure how this is much different from what Myspace was already trying to be, but Specific Media, which purchased the social network for $35 million is making music the focus of Myspace going forward. Before the sale, Myspace had already tried to rebrand itself as an entertainment hub, largely dominated by music-related entertainment. When the company went …

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New Myspace About to Be Unveiled?

In late June, it was announced that Specific Media had agreed to acquire Myspace for just $35 million (News Corp. had paid $580 million for it before that). It was also revealed that actor/pop sensation Justin Timberlake would be part owner. Specific Media has put together what it calls a major presence at Advertising Week in NY this week, and …

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Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK

In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos of their own naked bodies. But what about sexually suggestive photos posted on social media sites? Can schools punish teens …

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The MySpacing Of Facebook Continues

Whether or not this actually happens has yet to be determined, and, in fact, it probably won’t be for some time yet, but there’s a growing meme about Facebook becoming MySpace, thanks to the influence of Google+. In fact, a number of publications are writing articles about this very topic. None, however, have captured the idea quite like Matthew Inman, …

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Is a Talent Show What Justin Timberlake Has in Mind for Myspace?

It’s pretty clear that Justin Timberlake knows that a massive revamp is the way that he is going to revive Myspace, if it can be revived. Considering the strong tilt towards music that Myspace has shown in the past few years, it wasn’t too much of a surprise when Timberlake jumped on board last week. But will his star power …

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