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  1. loss (not jpeg)
    Why the Terrible Myspace Data Loss Has a Silver LiningLosing enormous amounts of user data is an unmitigated screw-up, even on a modern internet that craves ephemerality.
  2. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
  3. myspace
    Here’s DeMario Jackson Giving Britney Spears His Myspace Info in 2008“DeMario Jackson. That’s my URL — Myspace.”
  4. select all
    If Someone Knows Your Birthday, They Could Hack Your MyspaceIt may be time to close down your old Myspace account for good.
  5. Hope You Can Still Remember Your Myspace Password, Because You Need to Change ItIf you joined before 2013, this is important.
  6. ratings
    Would Taylor Swift Be in Your MySpace Top 8? Her MySpace profile from 2005 has resurfaced online.
  7. MySpace Sold As a Data Mine for Time Inc.You ever go back and check your old MySpace account? Time Inc. does. 
  8. select all
    Video Is the Web’s Future and It’s a Wonderful MessThe rise of video signals the end of uniformity.
  9. oh internet!
    Why Do Networks Still Use MySpace Buttons on Their Video Players?Do we really still need “share this on MySpace” functionality?
  10. everything old is new again
    MySpace Is Back, to Nobody’s DelightThe hottest social network of 2004 gets a makeover.
  11. Garfunkel and Oates Met the Real John Oates but Have No Video Evidence Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) are the latest to contribute a story to Vulture and UCB’s […]
  12. technology
    MySpace Picks Up One Million New Users Since DecemberSome good news, for a change.
  13. the industry
    What Exactly Is Justin Timberlake Planning to Do With MySpace?A talent competition is being mulled.
  14. myspace
    Years After Most People, Rupert Murdoch Finally Quits MySpaceNews Corp. sells the property to Specific Media for $35 million.
  15. social networks
    Twenty or So Buyers Interested in MyspacePresumably, at least one of them is not a Kardashian.
  16. the future is coming
    Tomorrow, MySpace Will Lay Off 550 to 600 EmployeesIt’s the final countdown.
  17. the future is coming
    Is the New Facebook Deal MySpace’s Final Surrender?MySpace, now with more Facebook.
  18. the industry
    Miramax Now Has a CEOIt’s former News Corp. exec Mike Lang.
  19. ink-stained wretches
    The Real Reason the Journal Killed Its Investigation Into MySpace’s Privacy Practices [Updated]Nope, not an ethics violation.
  20. american idol
    Idol Allows For Online Auditions For First Time EverApparently they think people still use MySpace.
  21. social networks
    MySpace Aims to Redefine Itself … by Mimicking FacebookHomepage to undergo major redesign.
  22. american idol
    Idol to Allow Finalists to Use Twitter, FacebookOh, and MySpace, too.
  23. commander in tweet
    Barack Obama Wants You! To Tweet for HimHe also wants you to Facebook and MySpace for him.
  24. bonnaroo
    Jay-Z, Weezer to Headline BonnarooActs announced in excruciating fashion.
  25. the boner buster
    Andrew Cuomo Prevents Pervs From Poking YouWell, sex offenders at least.
  26. empty space
    MySpace’s Empty Space Costs News Corp. $1 Million Per MonthThe single biggest real-estate transaction in LA in the last 25 years is an empty office.
  27. The Box
    The Box Responds to Allegations; Gawker Backtracks on Calling it aDid blogger Ian Spiegelman go too far when he seemingly advocated putting a blade in Simon Hammerstein’s throat?
  28. imminent disasters
    Are Indie Labels Getting Screwed by MySpace’s Doomed Music Service?Yes.
  29. loose threads
    YSL Retrospective Skips New York; Jay Manuel Gets SuedAlso, Tom Ford has his eyes on Vegas, Bar Refaeli scores two huge campaigns, and Nina Garcia is rolling in it.
  30. cult of personality
    Lauren Conrad Blogs About the Dog-Fashion Show Fiasco [UPDATED]She says the Humane Society did not spend $10K to get her to the event and she wasn’t told she’d be walking in the show — so there!
  31. Mediavore
    Cavatappo Brand to Expand; Vote for New McDonald’s JinglePlus Gotham pizza at Domino’s, a nightlife great passes away, and more, in our morning news digest.
  32. in other news
    What Kind of Teen Would List ‘Dad’ As His Hero on MySpace?If you guessed a fake one created by the Department of Health, you’re spot-on.
  33. the industry
    Seems Like Everyone Loves New York Except Woody AllenA whole constellation of acting and directing talent turns out for ‘New York, I Love You.’
  34. the industry
    Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen Finally Make It to Broadway’[title of show]’ gets its happy ending, ‘Short Circuit’ gets revived, and the path for ‘Goonies II’ seems clear!
  35. the early-evening news
    Matthew McConaughey Considering a MustachePlus: iTunes beats Wal-Mart, and a pair of 23-year-olds get their musical on Broadway!
  36. in other news
    Barbara Walters Wants to Be Your Friend!Barbara Walters included MySpace founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe on her Most Fascinating People of 2007 list, but she isn’t having so much luck with the site herself. Her View co-producer Bill Geddie checked out her profile today during her Sirius radio show and was aghast at what he saw. “You only have the two [MySpace] guys as friends. Chris and Tom!” he announced.
  37. chat room
    Quarterlife’s Bitsie Tulloch on Her Role as the World’s First Attractive BloggerWe spoke with her about working with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the team behind Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, and about the dangers of playing — yuck! — a blogger!
  38. quote machine
    Alice Cooper No Friend of the ElderlyJenna Fischer gets divorced, Danny DeVito gets plastered, etc.
  39. in other news
    Lance Bass Resorts to Name-Calling on His Blog In the latest issue of New York Mag, former ‘N Syncer Lance Bass talks to Jada Yuan about the unquestionable pain in the ass that is New York real estate. He noted that a lot of furnished rentals he looked at didn’t have “any style,” and that “crap” apartments go for a lot of money (sing it, sister). And as for his former bandmate Justin Timberlake’s new dining establishment, Southern Hospitality, Lance says he’s been there “a few times,” though he’s not on the Upper East Side much. And then, perhaps because his broker got indignant, or perhaps because JT made a phone call or two, Lance decided that he’d never said any of that stuff at all. On a defensive little tirade on his MySpace blog, Lance called Yuan a “dumb reporter” who got it all wrong. Oh no he didn’t! But he did, and he did it again in an e-mail sent directly to the gang over at Vulture. Head over there to see Lance’s official “you are so wrong” (even though we’re not — we stand behind Yuan’s reporting) statement. Lance Bass Learns About Damage Control [Vulture] Lance Bass Not Hooked on NYC [NYM]
  40. beef
    Mark Ronson Needs to Pick Better RivalriesMark Ronson and trip-hop band Portishead have squared off on their respective MySpace pages, for some reason.
  41. in other news
    Rupert Murdoch Peels an OnionLost in all the Wall Street Journal drama is the news of Rupert Murdoch getting his paws on another bastion of American journalism: The Onion. The beloved if slightly over-the-hill humor newspaper has signed on to provide exclusive content to MySpace, including audio podcasts and video from its misbegotten Onion News Network offshoot. The paper announced the partnership via press release filled with the usual barrage of jokes — and with a buzz-kill addendum (“the foregoing is a satirical press release published by MySpace, Inc…”) that suggests the big-league nature of the deal. Despite its shaggy pose, the Onion boasts dead-serious print circulation (3 million copies) and online traffic (4 million visitors each month). One can’t help but feel troubled, though. The newspaper industry’s panicked attempts to branch out into every new platform from social networks to mobile phones should be prime satire fodder; the Onion, in doing the same thing with the same zeal (anyone remember “The Onion on Your PDA” ads?), is losing just a bit of its outsider soul every time it oh-so-self-effacingly bites a new fad. The Onion Brings Its Irreverent Satire to MySpace [News.com] Earlier: New ‘Onion’ Fake News: Actually Fake, Not So Funny
  42. fauxbit
    Adios, Lonelygirl15It seems like only eleven months ago that we found out lonely girl Bree Avery wasn’t really a home-schooled video-blogging 16-year-old, but rather the invention of a filmmaking duo from California — and now she’s dead.
  43. early and often
    Strange Social-Networking Bedfellows On MySpace yesterday (don’t ask), we came across this. Running for president is totally humiliating. Mitt Romney [MySpace]
  44. the industry
    Hollywood Plans Sims Movie; Jean Baudrillard: ‘I Told You So’
  45. the industry
    Dwight Hires a Hooker
  46. grub street
    If You Have 1.7 Million Friends, Do You Really Need to Eat? Tila “Tequila” Nguyen is the queen of MySpace (or the “Madonna of MySpace,” if you read Time), with about 1.7 million virtual friends. She flies back and forth from Los Angeles to New York for photo shoots (here) and celebrity appearances (there). And when she’s in town, Tila likes to sample the room service at the W Hotel and the vegan faux-meat goodness at Red Bamboo. Sound pricey? Don’t fret. Tila’s allergic to alcohol. “I’m still a cheap date,” she assures Grub Street. ‘MySpace Queen’ Tila Tequila Drinks Sprite with her Fugu, Likes her Omelets with Ketchup [Grub Street]
  47. in other news
    Atoosa Watch: Still Unstable, Updating Blog FrequentlyWe know, we know: We care way too much about the latest updates to former Seventeen editor Atoosa Rubinstein’s MySpace blog. (You know, that launching pad for her TK-soon domination of the Internet.) But the thing is, there’s just such good stuff there each time we check. Last week, there was the announcement of Atoosa.com. And then when we looked this morning, there was this: I lived my whole life just trying to be the perfect girl my mother wanted me to be: I never let on when I was struggling. I realize now that’s why I became a cutter — I’d gone through a very serious trauma but kept it completely to myself instead of imposing it on my parents — so instead I used the razor to do my crying for me. Two reactions. First: Wow, Atoosa was a cutter. Second: Are weeping rainbows supposed to make us think she’s cured? The Dangers of Protecting Your Parents TOO Much [Atoosa’s MySpace]
  48. in other news
    On the Internet, They Still Know You’re Atoosa (Not That the Journey Music Is Helping)Former Seventeen EIC Atoosa Rubinstein, who has famously brought solace to teen girls everywhere by never exiting her own awkward stage, officially pulled up stakes in the corporeal world today and incorporated Big Momma LLC, the first media empire to launch on a MySpace page. But what does a queen-teen mogul taking the Internet by storm look like, anyway? We headed over to her MySpace to witness the blazing possibilities, and we discovered, first, “Don’t Stop Believin’” and, second, that she’d posted the results of one of those auto-generated online personality polls: Ouch! Pretty much junior high all over again, right? But don’t worry, ‘Toos. Your mom called the principal, and the Internet is totally getting a week of detention. ‘Toos Moves [WWD] Atoosa [MySpace]
  49. Back of the House
    Foodies Flock to Networking Site; No Word If Any Have Dates Food Candy is as simple as a baked potato: It’s the Foodie Friendster (or, as you cutting-edge types would probably prefer, MySpace). The strange thing about the site is how happy, normal, and attractive the people look. Can these really be the same hard-core geeks that we’ve eaten with? Or is this the food version of JDate, which for the longest time showed you pictures of one Sarah Silverman after another, only to deliver Golda Meirs? We appreciate how the site brings together established bloggers like Daisy Martinez with obscure but worthy writers we didn’t know about, like the farm-loving Pease Porridge and the admirably focused Burrito Blog. (Restaurant Girl and Famous Fat Dave had already made fans of us.) We just hope this social phenomenon reflects the foodie community’s increasing obsessiveness, not some attempt at reintegrating with normal human society.