Myspace is a social networking site which is associated with a very famous actor and singer Justin Tiberlake. If we talk about Justin he is an amazing singer and actor as well. He has acted in famous television shows like Star Search and The New Mickey Mouse club. There is a series of success in Timberlake’s life but if we talk about 2013 the two albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience 2 has become one of the bestselling records. Temberlake has earned four Emmy Awards and six Grammy Awards.
Now let’s come back to Myspace which is a remarkable social networking site as its tagline says PLACE FOR FRIENDS. It’s a really wonderful place for friends where people can interact, share music, pictures and lots of other stuffs. It’s really the perfect place where you can show your creativity and can get Likes and Comments fro your friends.myspace.com was launched in 2003 after that it was acquired by News Corporation. Myspace was the most visited social networking site and in fact in 2006 it was the most visited website in United States leaving behind GOOGLE the popular search engine. Myspace was touching the skies but somehow between 2008 to 2011 Myspace had to face a severe downfall. If we talk about 2008, Facebook overtook Myspace. Alexa ranking of Facebook was much higher than Myspace.
Since then, Myspace has faced continues loss of membership, and there were several suggestions for its demise, Myspace was stuck to a “portal strategy” of increasing an audience around through entertainment and music, whereas Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites continually launched new features to improve the social-networking experience. On September 24, 2012, Justin Timberlake, who is the owner of the company, tweeted a link that was the video showing a new redesigned Myspace. To acquire again a platform Myspace made certain but serious changes.
On 11th of June 2013 Myspace removed all the games on its platform. On 12th of June 2013 Myspace launched the mobile application that allowed the user to listen to personal radio stations. It also allows users to create animated Graphic Interchange files (GIF) which is only available for the iPhone the app is scheduled for future release on the Android mobile operating system. On 13th of June Myspace finally deleted all the content of existing users and removed classic Myspace. But the bad part was that this deletion took place without any warning or notification provided to the user and this resulted an outcry of thousands of users whose blog entries emails from loved ones was deleted forever. But we had the new Myspace which was far better than the original one.
Some of the features that you can use in Myspace
Bulletins: Bulletins are the post that can be posted on the Bulletin Board so that your friends can see you’re updated but always remember bulletins are deleted after 10 days they can be the primary attack point for phishing.
Group: Group feature can be used to form a particular group of people and you can share common pages and messages with your group. And the moderator can approve or deny the request of anyone who is willing to join the groups.
Myspace Videos: Myspace TV is just like a popular website youtube.com where you can share videos
Myspace News: This feature allow the user to get aware of current news by the help of RSS feed that user submits and also allow the user to rank each news story according to their preferences.
Myspace IM: By the help of this feature user can get instant notification of new messages, friend request and comments.
AT THE END
After lots of ups and down Myspace managed to sustain in the market and still is in the growing phase. It is a wonderful place for musicians and bands where they can share their music and earn popularity for it. They can also easily communicate with their fans. Myspace is for everyone specially the young people can enjoy connecting with it.