Tag: myspace

by Zach C. Cohen

When news happens, where do you turn first? A recent Gallup poll says most people still turn to TV, but if you followed the recent airplane crash at SFO or the military coup in Egypt, you know the action was on social media. We’ll discuss the role that social media plays in breaking news, how [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Can Justin Timberlake bring MySpace back? (AllFacebook) 2. Quartz, the new business news site from Atlantic Media, has launched (Nieman Lab) 3. The Economist says it’s the first magazine to set a digital rate base (Adweek) 4. Twitter co-founder suggests a [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

They say that history repeats itself, but that’s so easy to forget. It was only as recently as 2006 that analysts were saying that MySpace was likely worth $15 billion (and I was spoofing that conclusion). And you can go back to older social networks like Friendster or Tribe.net or America Online’s chat rooms… you [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

he best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Myspace plans new Web TV service (AllThingsD) 2. How France’s Free will reinvent mobile (GigaOM) 3. NBC to deliver 2012 Olympics in 3D with Panasonic (Multichannel News) 4. Ladies’ Home Journal crowdsources articles from its readers (Advertising Age) 5. Google fuses Google+ into search (TechCrunch) 6. Some Ford vehicles will give [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Danny Sullivan Welcome to the eleventh episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This week’s show looks at the recent launch of Google+, a more fully formed social network that is taking on Facebook. Google+ is in an invite-only [...] more »

by Darren Mihajlovski

Back in September 2007, MediaShift’s Mark Glaser examined the emergence and functionality of online people search engines and looked at how they affect your privacy. A lot has changed since then. Facebook has become, in my opinion, the White Pages directory of the Internet age. At the same time, a lot of the people-search engines [...] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

A post on a social networking site like MySpace could end up anywhere, and depending upon where it ends up, the result could be catastrophic. We’ve covered that territory before on MediaShift, discussing a case involving discipline of a teacher for conduct shown on a MySpace page. In Moreno v. Hanford Sentinel, a California appeals [...] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When I first ventured online in the late ’90s, my in-box was constantly flooded with email forwards. Friends and co-workers alike tossed around lists of jokes, hoaxes and cautionary urban legends, pleas about a dying child in Idaho that needed your prayers or horror stories about human fingers discovered in fast food hamburgers. Today it [...] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

It’s not just students who can get into difficulty for school-related blogging. In a recent case, a federal court rejected a challenge brought by a non-tenured teacher when the public school at which he taught decided not to renew his contract. The school had accused the teacher of overly familiar contacts with students via his [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

There comes a time in every person’s online life when they have to make a decision: to add or not to add a “friend.” I put friend in quotations because that’s usually the problem. Is the person a friend, a real friend, or someone who wants to be a friend? Should I add them as [...] more »