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MySpace

Mike Arrington at TechCrunch has confirmed a rumour first advanced by Peter Kafka at Silicon Alley Insider: that MySpace, the 800-pound gorilla of the social-networking sphere, is joining the Google Social platform effort -- and so is SixApart, the blogging network that includes Moveable Type and LiveJournal. Bebo, which is not that prominent in North…

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So Newsweek magazine has confirmed that Tom Anderson -- one of the co-founders of MySpace, and the guy who is automatically added to your list of friends when you create a profile on the site -- was actually 31 when the service launched, and not 27 as his profile claimed. That would make him 36…

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Techmeme has the news about Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz creating a show for MySpace and the Web -- here's a story I wrote for the Globe about it yesterday, after talking to MySpaceTV general manager Jeff Berman. Facebook may be getting all the headlines lately, but MySpace still has a few cards up its…

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In an interview with the Financial Times, one of the founders of MySpace -- Chris DeWolfe, the one who isn't everyone's friend as soon as they sign up (that's his partner Tom Anderson) -- hinted that the social network might open itself up further to developers, in the same way that Facebook has with its…

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Danah Boyd, a sociologist and researcher in the U.S. who specializes in youth culture and online social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, has posted a draft version of a new paper she is writing on what might loosely be referred to as "class divisions" between the two popular social networking sites. Although she says…

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