Almost every day, Kenneth Scalir takes a trip to the library or a cafe near his home in Sherman Oaks, California, to spend about an hour on his favourite site: Myspace. Scalir, 48, is one of a dwindling group of people still committed to what was once the most popular social networking platform in the world, with more than million users at its peak. While most people have long abandoned Myspace in favour of FacebookTwitter and Snapchat, Scalir roams the digital graveyard searching for signs of life.
Roy Cooper of North Carolina is one of several U. After initially withholding the information, citing U. At the time, MySpace said it had already used a database it helped create to remove about 7, profiles of sex offenders, out of a total of about million profiles on the site.
Myspace is a popular internet spot for teenagers, kids, musicians and pedophiles. After initially withholding the information, citing privacy laws, Myspace began sharing the information in May after numerous states in the U. At that time, Myspace said it created a database to remove about 7, profiles of sex offenders, out of about million total users.
Connecticut attorney general serves subpoena on MySpace and says independent research about sex offenders on the social-networking site is the "tip of the iceberg. The Connecticut attorney general's office on Friday served MySpace a subpoena demanding that MySpace hand over the identities of registered sex offenders it claims the social-networking site discovered and subsequently removed from its roster of members. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal also told CNET News that his office is reviewing independent research about registered sex offenders said to still populate the site.
Myspace is all-new, and it's all about making music social. The new site is backed by Justin Timberlake and incorporates many elements of modern web design, particularly an emphasis on visual media. Although the site excels at discovery, its iconography is sometimes perplexing.
Myspacethe once mighty social network, has lost every single piece of content uploaded to its site beforeincluding millions of songs, photos and videos with no other home on the internet. The company is blaming a faulty server migration for the mass deletion, which appears to have happened more than a year ago, when the first reports appeared of users unable to access older content. The company has confirmed to online archivists that music has been lost permanently, dashing hopes that a backup could be used to permanently protect the collection for future generations.
More than half of teens on MySpace discuss or post images on their profiles of sex, drugs and violence, new research shows. But another study finds that reminding kids the info is public may tame the content they publish on the social-networking site. Of those, 24 percent mentioned sex, 41 percent drugs and 14 percent violence. The findings are based on reviews by researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Notre Dame of profiles whose users said they were
AG to MySpace: Turn over sex offender data Posted by Elinor Mills The Connecticut attorney general's office on Friday served MySpace a subpoena demanding that MySpace hand over the identities of registered sex offenders it claims the social-networking site discovered and subsequently removed from its roster of members. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal also told CNET News that his office is reviewing independent research about registered sex offenders said to still populate the site. Blumenthal declined to comment on whether he plans to take further action.
This study examines the content of MySpace pages to reveal the types of personal information users disclose on their pages and the types of communication users engage in via through their MySpace accounts. The researchers performed a traditional content analysis on MySpace user profiles to learn about user characteristics and about the types of content posted on profiles pages. Findings showed a clear pattern of use of the site for creating and developing personal identities and relationships online.