No Room In MySpace For YouTube

from the mine,-yours,-mine,-yours dept

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. With all the silly hype around whatever it is you want to think Web 2.0 really is, much of it focused on the idea of various new services working well together. However, once the big media players started buying up the hyped up little companies, you knew there'd eventually be some sort of conflict over what was allowed. There was a lot of worry when Rupert Murdoch's News Corp first picked up MySpace about how they would change the community. However, MySpace continued to thrive (even if the numbers don't really add up) as News Corp., mostly left them alone. Unfortunately, it appears that the old controlling mindset is sneaking back in as a bunch of MySpace users have discovered that they can no longer integrate with YouTube, a popular video hosting site. It's not entirely clear why this happened, but it does hint at some of the conflicts to come as more traditional media companies try to get their heads around the idea that what makes many of these new services useful is the fact that they avoid heavy handed control over what you can do -- even if it seems somewhat competitive to what the media companies are trying to do themselves.


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 10:54am

    Good...

    MySpace sucks, all those people are just whoring themselves for a little attention. It's basically a huge popularity contest but the ironic thing is that even if you win you're still a loser.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 10:58am

    Re: Good...

    Sorta akin to winning an argument on the internet being similiar to winning the special olympics?????


    You may have one, but you are still a retard??

    Something like that there > :)

     

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    Tom Mason, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 11:48am

    Careful whom you call a retard ---

    When you win, you have Won (not one)

     

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    David Clark, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:50pm

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    MySpace is reknown for being ghetto anyways. Facebook is 1000 times better, but doesn't get as much attention as myspace since you have to be a college student to take part of facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com

     

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    haggie, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:52pm

    No Subject Given

    MySpace is for people that are just as self-absorbed and vain as bloggers, but too stupid to create a blog. Not exactly a rocket science convention.

     

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    mike, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:52pm

    Re: Good...

    Wow someone must not have been very popular in highschool. Ill be your friend......dont worry.

     

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    Jared Anderson, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:55pm

    Re: Good...

    lol I have to agree with the first post.

     

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    Rikko, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:55pm

    Re: Good...

    Agreed!
    Set up a blog if you have something to say!
    If you don't, then don't post your crap! Stop trying to be unique like everyone else and just BE yourself.

    Disco Stu didn't advertise, and he was cool.

     

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    TooBIG, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 12:58pm

    Works fine for me

    YouTube has been working fine for me so I honestly dont believe this, I believ eit's you tube trying to get some pub and there name out there.

     

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    John F. Bono, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 2:39pm

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    Facebook is 1000 times better, but doesn't get as much attention as myspace since you have to be a college student to take part of facebook.


    Not true, Highschool students can apply too RETARD!! Get your shit right before going after someone!!

     

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    John F. Bono, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 2:39pm

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    Facebook is 1000 times better, but doesn't get as much attention as myspace since you have to be a college student to take part of facebook.
    Not true, Highschool students can apply too RETARD!! Get your shit right before going after someone!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 2:47pm

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    NEWS: Unlike on myspace, you dont win popularity points on TD by double posting. heck, TD doesn't care how popular you are, and neither do most others.

     

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    Proxykillah, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 7:49am

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    No its isnt youtube, it was Tom on myspace, and we had an interesting conversation about it, but they are allowed to link again now.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 25th, 2005 @ 6:04pm

    Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    As long as MySpace remains free, it's cool with me. The only reason why I think people should use it at all, is to keep in touch with some old High School buddies who have disappeared from the face of the earth.

    Other than that... it's just a playground for people to lust after each other.

    With regards to Facebook... it's definitely not a bad system... but there are some minor kinks that annoy me. That and the fact that there's little to no customization (at least from the last time I checked).

    If I weren't so damn lazy, I'd set up my own page, but for now I'm plenty content with using Xanga.

     

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    Just another face in the crowd, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 8:55am

    multiply.com

    MySpace is garbage. I've been using a site called multiply.com for a while now, it's great and does not limit your potential in terms of uploading pictures and stuff.

     

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    Doyle, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 10:31am

    Why anyway?

    It sucks that companys try to control what you can do on these sites when its meant to be up to you what you do.

    MySpace I have never got used too... I dont understand what the fuss is about.

    I also do not see why people dont just setup there own blog... Its gree and easy and you get full control over it. Just use www.WordPress.com

     

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    Anonymous Jackass, Dec 27th, 2005 @ 8:43am

    Re: Why anyway?

    Man oh man, Doyle, I can't wait to read your blog. It's no doubt absolutely friggin' craptacular, what with your great grammer and all. Your inability to communicate thoughts via the printed word is nothing short of tragic.
    I weep for our children.

     

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    sooooo annoying, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 1:40pm

    No Subject Given

    i got a myspace thing and upon learning how lame it was decided to try deleting it. I have sent three requests to get my thing deleted and every single time it said that it was going to send me an email with instructions on how to delete it AND IT STILL HASNT, that was 2 months ago i have just stopped logging on but i sure do wish i could delete it

     

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    hot babe youll never get, Feb 27th, 2006 @ 12:03pm

    Re: Good...

    my space may be a popularity contest for some
    but arent the majority of people idiots any ways?
    you cant just exclude everyone not on my space

    and by the way
    its a good site for networking and finding old friends across the whole damn world
    dont be jelous if you dont have n e one to look for
    or anyone looking for you.

     

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    all ears, Apr 11th, 2006 @ 3:00pm

    Re: Re: Careful whom you call a retard ---

    ghetto? explain.....
    just what is a retard? using adjectives that dont fit?
    hmmmmm

     

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    BRI, May 3rd, 2006 @ 5:31am

    Myspace is just a stupid website why do you freaks have to make such a big deal about it... If its so "retarded" and low why dont you fuckers just forget about it and stop wasting your time on these fucking comment thingys and do something alittle more worthwhile.

    faggots

     

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    bri again, May 3rd, 2006 @ 5:35am

    that goes for all those pessimistic fuckers who are complaining and putting down a website that isnt really THAT bad. yeah i have a myspace.. yeah i said it.

    MY URL IS www.MYSPACE.COM/BOOPBOOPBEEP !!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    girlys, Jun 14th, 2006 @ 6:03am

    Grow up u little arseholes

    myspace rules you dicks
    i bet u have myspace u just had no friends and noone commented your pictures so u said it was shit!
    through myspace i have gotten in contact with loadsa old friends i have lost over the years so fuck the lot of you!
    myspace whoring is summit i hate and think THAT is attention seeking
    you only accept who u wanna talk to
    if you add eveyone then dont talk to them what is the fucking point!?!?
    if you dont like it boycot it u loosers but dont slag it off cause its fit!
    i have found loadsa new amazing bands on myspace that i would neva have heard of otherwise so go fuck ur mum
    act like it dont exsist dont get all shitty cause u dont have to care!

    xxxxx lots of love xxxxxx

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 14th, 2006 @ 6:05am

    Re:

    you rule stick up for ur hobbie :D

     

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    samantha young, Jul 23rd, 2006 @ 1:12am

    You fucktards....

    oh my god... you people are sooo dumb. don't you have anything better to do then talk crap about myspace? I mean seriously, if you hate it so much, keep it to yourself, its not like you have to warn the world about how much you hate it... but what ever. myspace is cool. it allows you to pick out stuff you like, put it all together, and veiw what your personality actually looks like virtually. It's awesome! I don't understand how you can say people on there are sooo "vain." There are vain people all over the world in every day life, and it just so happens some of them have myspace. Every One has myspace for different reasons. whether it's looking for and out of touch friend, or wanting to express yourself, or whatever. and yes i admit some people do it for the popularity, but those people do a lot of shit for popularity, so you shouldnt just single out a website for it. whatever. Bye People.

     

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    SUPERBILLION, Jul 27th, 2006 @ 7:42pm

    Myspace comment

    Myspace serves a useful purpose. It allows bands to gain more exposure and sllows individuals to socialize. There is nothing wrong with that!

    SUPERBILLION.COM

     

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    Derbiizz, Sep 12th, 2006 @ 11:22am

    HA HA

    FUCK SCHOOL POLICY, They BLoCkeD mysPaCe..

    FUUUUCCCKKK YOUUU

     

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    wahdahpuhck, Feb 9th, 2007 @ 9:51am

    u guys r stupid

    both of u or all of u shut the fuhck up niggah

     

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    Antonette Miccha, Mar 8th, 2007 @ 11:19am

    Re: Good...

    WELL I DONT THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE JUST WHORING THEM SELVES BECAUSE IF THAT WAS TRUE EVERY ONE WOULD HAVE A PROFILE!! MYSPACE IS A WAY TO STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND YOU CAN JUST SHOVFE IT UP YOUR ASS!!!!

     

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    Antonette Miccha, Mar 8th, 2007 @ 11:21am

    ??HI??

    HI EVERYONE THE SCHOOL IS SO GAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BLOCK MYSPACE IS ANY ONE ON HERE TO TALK?? WELL YES YES..... ~antonette~

     

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    Tech Guy, Mar 14th, 2007 @ 6:48pm

    There is a time and place for everything

    I run a network at work, and after countless complaints from co-workers saying that this guy and that guy are fucking around on Myspace and not getting anything done - I blocked that shit too. You're at school to get your learn on - and work to get your work on. Yeah I have a myspace account with about 19 CLOSE friends, not an attention whore by any stretch of the imagination; just save your whoring until you get home. This goes for Ebay, Google games, and Youtube... It was blocked for a reason, so get your ass back to work.

     

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