Why Myspace Failed?

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In the article “Rise and Inglorious Fall of MySpace” Gillette explains on what went wrong with MySpace to a point by explaining that there was, “Mismanagement, a flawed merger, and countless strategic blunders”. Another major problem that occurs is that MySpace gave too much freedom to the users to post anything and everything they want. The user had almost all control over how they wanted their page to look. If you look at Facebook, you can see that everyone’s ‘profile page’ looks exactly the same and that is because Facebook wants to have control over the users and as well as not allow advertisement that can be crude or offensive to parents who want to keep their children safe. Another factor to their downfall was that MySpace never offered many reasons for anyone to stay. MySpace was mostly used by musicians and artists to show a sample of their work. Now a days I’ve noticed that MySpace is still used by more famous musicians who give you sample of their song from the next album or even sometimes they put their Mixtapes on MySpace for everyone to listen to. Another factor to the fall of MySpace is that more and more social networking sites are appearing and more and more people leave MySpace to go to the newer ones. For example on June 28th 2011, Google came out with Google+ which is the newest social networking site. For me personally, I am starting to like Google+ more and more everyday, while my liking for Facebook is slowly decreasing. The reason for this is that once again the advertising on Facebook and the constant changing of how it looks starts to irritate me, while Google+ looks fresh and new. Don’t be surprised if within the next two years, Google+ surpasses Facebook in registered users; they already have twenty-five million users in less than three months.

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