MySpace Is Like, So Last Week Already
from the over-it dept
Is the tide turning for MySpace? Like all social-networking sites, its biggest risk was that it would be little more than the latest blip on fickle surfers’ online radar, like so many of its predecessors. It looks like the tide might be turning for MySpace, with a growing number of stories saying it’s not cool any more, and plenty of papers looking to pile on, and talk up MySpace’s myriad competitors. It’s similar to how they all fell in line with the “dangers of MySpace” stories, but really, this cycle shouldn’t be surprising to anybody that remembers Friendster, Orkut or any of the other hot new social-networking sites that came before. But, if MySpace is on the downslope, there may be some hope that these things are just cyclical — just witness the recent resurgence of Friendster. One final question — if MySpace takes a nosedive, does it still mean Rupert Murdoch gets the internet?