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MySpace, Remember them? Apparently Not!

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It’s not all fun and games in social media today. The original social media platform, MySpace, is hemorrhaging up to 10,000,000 visitors per month at the moment and News Corp, who bought the site 5 years ago for $580,000,000 are currently looking for a buyer.

The site, which in many ways taught its supersedents how not to do social media dropped web traffic from 73,000,000 to 63,000,000 between January and February this year. In a report released by comScore it was found that the social entertainment site cum social media platform cum social entertainment site again was experiencing about half the traffic it was a year ago.

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Get Social with Facebook

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Who does not, at some point or other in life, get nostalgic about their childhood friendships – that neighborhood kid they played together with in the garden, the kids from school who were regulars for play dates or even the friends they hung around with in college? Looking for these friends and reconnecting would have been impossible if not for social networking websites, like Orkut or Facebook, which is without doubt the most popular social networking websites today.

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California Hacker Highlights Need For Strong Security Answer for Email

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The recent news of the California hacker that stole nude photos from hacked emails highlights the fact that most people do not consider the importance of that security question that comes up when you go to reset your password. Many people do not give that much thought, but the story of George Bronk should give folks pause.

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The Career Networking World of LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a social networking tool dedicated to the employees and employers of various organizations around the world. Both employers and employees have plenty of features available in LinkedIn which are beneficial to them in business networking. While Facebook is targeted at youth willing to relax in their spare time, LinkedIn has become the main networking hub online for career minded people. Those who seek challenging career opportunities post their profiles in LinkedIn.

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Rupert Murdoch takes on Social Media Sharing with an iPad Only Newspaper

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And, so, the online media wars continue.  .  .  . Just as “Video Killed the Radio Star” in the ‘80s, so “the Internet Killed Print Media” in the 00’s. Or, so it seems. Yet media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, has unveiled his vision of an apps-only news source which he thinks will challenge this trend and cause readers to turn to their ‘readers’ for their daily dose of news, rather than to online news aggregators like Google News and Yahoo! News.

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FaceMash.com For Sale on Flippa

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FaceMash.com For Sale on Flippa

If you have seen the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ then you know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first version of a social site was FaceMash.com. The site built overnight when his girlfriend left him, featured two side by side photos of Harvard undergrads that you could vote on. You were voting which one was better looking. It took off and crashed the Harvard network within one night of release.

Business First

MySpace Searches for Ad Revenue

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MySpace Searches for Ad Revenue

With MySpace losing customers at a 13% pace over the past 52 weeks, they now face the difficult task of selling their advertising space to one of the big ad networks. Their last deal was made in 2006 with Google for $900 over the course of four years. But since then, their viewership has eroded as Facebook has overtaken the social web space. They currently in talks with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo but will most likely receive a significant reduction in revenue for this contract compare to the last one.

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