Hush hush talks can be heard at the corridors of MySpace and Yahoo about the rumors that the social networking site MySpace will be bought by Yahoo. These talks became louder when the impending lay off of over 500 MySpace employees will happen tomorrow. Rumors about this massive lay off has been in circulation the last few months as MySpace streamlines its company reportedly in preparation of selling the social networking site.
It was just a few months ago that MySpace radically changed their appearance online and extended its services for their users other than social networking. Admittedly MySpace was a front runner in the industry for many years but it has since been eclipsed by the popularity of Facebook. So instead of just going down into oblivion, MySpace tried to re-invent itself as the ultimate site for people to share their types of music, videos plus being a social networking site as well.
Although nothing is set in stone, the talks of an impending merger or outright acquisition of the News Corp baby is set to happen soon after they lay off about half of their current employees. The 550-600 people that will be given the sack are not surprised about this latest development as they have been informed of this decision months ago.
If indeed Yahoo does get MySpace, what will their vision be for MySpace? Will they go after the ever increasing number of Facebook users or will they evolve into something else. These questions may remain unanswered in the near future but one thing is for sure, MySpace will be in the market in the coming days.
It seems that people these days will just believe anything they read and hear especially if this news came from the Internet. Have we forgotten that the internet is easily accessible by anybody who wants to write about anything he or she thinks about? The latest brouhaha that has caught a lot of fire was the rumored end of Facebook.
The screams of all Facebook users worldwide can almost be heard the moment they got a wind of this news. Apparently, a certain website passed off as gospel truth the rumor that there will be no more Facebook beginning March 15,2011. The horror of logging in on the internet without accessing the most popular social networking site in the planet! This website has said that the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has allegedly gotten tired of the fame and fortune so he just wants to end everything so that he could be back to to living an anonymous life.
Obviously, this rumor couldn’t be possible as there were no official news from the Facebook people themselves. When asked about the rumor, Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu said that the rumor is not true and wants people to stop believing it. The first clue why we shouldn’t have believed this rumor in the first place is the website that published the article itself. They are the same people who said there will be an Alien invasion this year and the news about George Clooney running for President.
So all Facebook users can now continue to enjoy connecting with friends and loved ones because Facebook isn’t going anywhere.
In a world where people have this insatiable desire to connect, Facebook is undoubtedly the most thriving social networking site on the internet. With more than 500 million subscribers and millions from all over the world are being added daily, everyone can say no one could ever defeat the popularity of this coolest place in the world wide web.
Just like any other things in this world, Facebook has the greatest capacity to bring about unspeakable progress and accomplishing great and marvelous accomplishments. It has the greatest potentials for business. This plain-looking site could help boost the economy of the world because it is like a widely opened window that presents unlimited possibilities to all the people.
Aside from business purposes, Facebook also brings people closer together than ever before. Its competitors like Friendster, Hi5, MySpace, and others are now considered things of the past although they are still into existence. Today, people—young and old alike gather online and reconnect to long-lost friends and acquaintances.
Before the year 2010 comes to its end, the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has announced just recently that the site is going to have a new makeover. This is a wonderful declaration that is also very timely for the coming of the New Year. This move is in fact welcomed by a lot of subscribers, although others have yet to try and see for themselves. Anyone can now try the new look of Facebook. And it is assumed that within a span of weeks, the new design would be totally implemented.
At this new development, new and highly sophisticated functionalities are also highlighted—all for the purpose of giving subscribers the opportunity to maximize connectivity with family, friends, and business partners. With just one look, subscribers can have a glimpse of what is happening within his network of friends.
And finally all the cartoon profiles at Facebook bade us goodbye. It has been almost a week where majority of Facebook users changed their profile pictures to that of their favorite childhood cartoon character. It was not just for kicks but the changed was brought about by a cause that moved Facebook users to change their profiles.
The cause was dear to almost all of the users’ hearts as it was all about child abuse. A video went viral and it depicted a cartoon child being abused physically, thrown around and was even kicked down a flight of stairs. This began in Greece somewhere in the middle of November. In no time, it was easily picked up by the millions of Facebook users from all over the globe. Before you know it, on the first day alone the campaign urged about 90,000 Facebook users to change their profiles.
From one wall to another, users encouraged their friends to change their profile pictures until Deceber 6,2010 to show their support against the abuse being made to children. Obviously, Facebook users are keen bandwagon joiners when it comes to causes and advocacy that aim to create a ripple of change one wall after another.
This change your profile picture to your favorite cartoon character was not the first on Facebook. October last year and this year as well, women had posted “colorful” status to raise awareness against breast cancer. This just shows that everybody can and will do their share if encouraged to do so and if there is a platform for which to do it.
Wow! MySpace is totally new! The moment I visited the site, I took a step back. I had to double check if I really did land in on MySpace.com. The layout is very interesting. It is like a yahoo, google, youtube and every social networking site all rolled into one.
The music tab is simply amazing! In one page you get to view the top music video picks, watch it play and even see what the newest and recommended videos are. Commenting on the video is very easy as it is just like Youtube, you can leave comments below the video and even see who are online on the right side of the page.
Click on the topics tab and you will be overwhelmed by all the top new articles about your favorite movie stars, news and even TV guesting of your favorite stars. It seems that MySpace indeed overhauled everything and made social networking easier. I can imagine a lot of MySpace users spending countless hours using the site. It is not only about social networking now, but it is everything that you could ever want for your entertainment pleasure.
For those of you who love to sing, MySpace has a Karaoke tab! So sing your heart away, record it and share your performance to the whole world! You can even rate MySpace users’ karaoke performance. Better yet, if you have the voice then record your performance. Who knows, you might just be the next big discovery all because of MySpace.
As the layout is still new, I am surprised why it isn’t so difficult to find my way around. They have definitely made things a lot simpler for users. The question now is if MySpace will get back their dominance as they have before Facebook took the throne away? Who knows. But for now, MySpace is doing a great job.
As the Aquino government is made up of young movers and shakers, it is no wonder why the social networking sites will be utilized to help the government reach out to its people. Since President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino was sworn in office a lot of the branches of government has taken advantage of the internet to spread their services and messages to the Filipino people.
As it is inevitable, that the different branches of government will now be using this medium, the President has now approved the draft of the guidelines so that everybody from all branches of government will know the boundaries of their social networking responsibilities. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the guidelines will be for all government officials and employees because a government employees is also a representative of the government. So whatever she says online can be reflective of the government as well.
The guidelines were put in place especially after the Vietnam incident where an official delegate, the President’s speech writer, uploaded comments on her Twitter account saying things that put the host country Vietnam in a not so good light. Mai Mislang issued comments in her personal Twitter account allegedly complaining about the wine that was served at the state banquet. She also said in one of her tweets that “crossing the speedy motorcycle-lade streets of Hanoi is one of the easiest ways to die” among others. She has since issued a public apology and has vowed not to do it again. Incidents such as these were the primary reasons why the guidelines had to be put in place.
Yes you heard it right, the once top ranking social networking site is now trying to reinvent itself after placing a far second to Facebook. To think that MySpace was there even before Facebook came into being but now the latter is eating up a big chunk of its users.
Even if MySpace still has about 130 million active users, this is too far behind the more than 500 million active users that Facebook has. The management of MySpace has admitted that they are not doing good in the social networking site business and their investors are looking the other way and not investing in MySpace anymore.
This prompted the company to come up with creative ways to create their place in the world wide web. So now there are talks that they are going to beef up their site but instead of marketing MySpace as a social networking site, it will focus more on being the premier site in which users can share music and videos.
They have admitted that they can’t fight Facebook head on so instead they will try to compliment the social networking site and create a niche for themselves. This move will hopefully encourage current users of Facebook to use the new and improved MySpace to satisfy their hunger for the latest music and videos.
Necessity is indeed the mother of all invention or re-invention in this case. As Facebook and even Twitter users are slowly and steadily increasing the opposite is true for MySpace. What was once a lucrative social networking site, is now being forced to visit the parlor for a much needed make over.
This has proven once again that the customer is King. And what the King wants, the king must get. As MySpace is forced to change its offering the sector who would most benefit from this make over is none other than the users. For sure MySpace will be back on its feet with a new product on hand.