Facebook 's Influence On Social Networking

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MySpace was born in 2003, and within a couple years it became one of the most well-known websites in the world. By August, 2006, MySpace had over 100 million registered users, though the number of active users is estimated around 50 million. MySpace, and social networking websites in general, uses software to build online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. MySpace provides a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as messaging, video, bulletins, photos and blogging. MySpace is used world-wide. Even though Myspace no longer resides upon the social networking list in many English-speaking countries ,MySpace was once the perennial favorite. It did so by tempting the key young adult demographic with music, music videos, and a funky, feature-filled environment. It looked and felt hipper than major competitor Friendster right from the start, and it conducted a campaign of sorts in the early days to show alienated Friendster users just what they were missing. Over the years however, the number of casual Myspace users declined, and today the site exists now as a social networking site targeted to bands and musicians. Once a powerful social network, MySpace laid off 47 percent of its workforce; about 500 people. Myspace TimeLine: August 2003: MySpace birthed from the bowels of eUniverse as Friendster clone. November 2003: Washington Post runs a story about social
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