What Is MySpace?

Posted on November 11, 2014 
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MySpace is a “social networking” web site.There are more than 200 social networking web sites in existence, and their success can be largely attributed to the human need for connection with others. For many people, such websites provide a way to extend their real-world circles of friends and acquaintances, or to find other people with similar interests. Some people even use a social networking site to meet romantic partners, while for others it’s away to escape the daily grind of their mundane lives — after all, almost anyone can be cool on MySpace.

At a fundamental level, social networking web sites are designed to mimic how people tend to make friends in real life — by meeting new people through existing friends and acquaintances.

When you first join MySpace, you create a profile where you can post pictures and provide information about yourself and your interests. You can even write a blog, which is an online journal where you share your thoughts and feelings.
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Originally posted 2008-05-29 03:01:21.

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Relation of MySpace and Facebook With Spam & Publicity

Posted on January 28, 2015 
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Social networks are the areas that bring the spammers into the spotlight, whether it is for reasons like seeking publicity or making statements. The tool that is being used to bring the spammers to book are the agreement or the terms that every member has to sign into electronically thus giving their approval.
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Originally posted 2008-09-08 13:12:39.

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MySpace Turning Off External Image, Video and Widget Services

Posted on January 21, 2015 
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There have been a lot of talk for the past few weeks about MySpace not letting its users to use any external image, video and widget services.

From my point of view, it seems MySpace is doing for a good cause. Here are the reasons:
- More controlled and safer environment
- Easier management
- Prevent any exploit caused by the external services.

Some of us might support MySpace for doing his but some don’t. If you disagree with MySpace decision to turn off any external image, video and widget services…you can sign a petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/pbucket/petition.html. Currently there are a total of 2680 signatures obtained.

I myself have no problem with MySpace deciding to disable external services :)

Originally posted 2008-01-17 19:46:55.

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MySpace hacker tells his story

Posted on January 14, 2015 
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Have you ever heard of Samy Kamkar? Well, he is the first person to do a large scale MySpace hacking. On January 2007, he confessed that he created what many people consider one the most sophisticated Web 2.0 worm. The worm is widely known as the “Samy Worm”. Even thought the worm wasn’t malicious it did cause a hell lot of trouble to MySpace. MySpace had to be shutdown in the late2005 after the Samy worm managed to swarm to over 1 millions users to declare Samy a “here” on each of their profile.

No that’s what I call wicked :D

Till now, Samy is not allowed to touch a computer but if he play his card right…he may be allowed to visit MySpace again. This time I hope he doesn’t do anything stupid :p

Originally posted 2007-11-01 18:39:15.

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MySpace Flaw Leaks Private Teen Photos

Posted on January 7, 2015 
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There is no doubt that MySpace dominates the social networking industry and there are also the most popular in the industry…..popular for the weakest security.

Recently, a backdoor exploit in MySpace allows anyone to have access of photos/pictures in profiles that are set to private. MySpace has been assuring it’s members that only those who are authorized are allowed to access the private photos but it seems that every time they close a backdoor, another one comes up. It has been going on for months (since last year).

The latest backdoor exploit news has been rapidly circulating on their message boards and a massive 17 GigaByte (GB) file that contains more than 500 thousand private images has been circulating in BitTorrent and Warez Forum…making this the biggest security breach ever!

There are several articles mentioning this exploits/breaches:

Read up those articles for more details and here’s a word of advice:

Don’t put photos that you don’t want other people to see on MySpace or any other Social Networking site…even if you plan to set your profile to private that does not mean you’re safe!

Originally posted 2008-01-25 12:33:56.

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Choose Your MySpace Friends Wisely

Posted on December 31, 2014 
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MySpace scams are a dime a dozen these days and more and more users are tired of being cheated each time they login to communicate with friends and acquaintances. Being scammed is not a pretty issue as it can mar your friendships among other MySpace users. Read more

Originally posted 2008-08-16 00:21:11.

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Tampa Soldier Found Dead After Suicide Note Posted on MySpace

Posted on December 24, 2014 
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A Tampa soldier aged 20 was recently found dead in his barracks (Georgia Army base) just 1 day after a suicide not was posted on his MySpace Profile page.

The army officials has not released any statement about the cause of Private Dylan Meyer’s death but the last message posted on his myspace profile page indicates that he planned on killing and ending his own life. An official MySpace spokeswoman stated that there is no proof that Meyer wrote and posted the suicide not himself and this made some people specualte whether he really killed himself or he was murdered.

Here is the message that was posted on Meyer’s myspace profile page:

Jesus, I don’t know if any of you have heard what has happened to me yet, but I just want to remind you not to be sad.Laugh, that’s what lifes about … When it is all said and done, … it is the ones you love who you will remember.

More on this at http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/news-article.aspx?storyid=56650

Originally posted 2007-12-02 07:20:26.

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Is MySpace Sensitive To The Burn Victims?

Posted on December 17, 2014 
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MySpace might be one of the most popular social networking sites and great companions for the normal and healthy users but they are not as good with the burn victims. There was an incident when one of the burned victims’ mothers posted few photographs of him in the profile of the support group created for him. Read more

Originally posted 2008-09-17 13:26:08.

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MySpace *Finally* Opens Its Developer Platform

Posted on December 10, 2014 
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The MySpace Developer Platform site offers outside developers tools to create new applications for MySpace members that will be available in March. MySpace joined other social-networking sites in opening the MySpace Web site, and the applications that developers create on the social-networking platform could reach into enterprises.

Finally! Withing several months of announcing their intent to launch a developer platform to allow developers all over the world to write applications specifically for MySpace.

Basically, The MySpace Developer Platform (MDP) provide a bunch of tools, methods and acts as a testing ground for developers to create applications.

For more info, please visit the following links ;)

Originally posted 2008-02-06 07:53:02.

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Myspace Friend Request Could Mean Jail Time

Posted on December 3, 2014 
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Now this is something that will definitely make an interesting read. A 16 year old girl from Staten Island could end up in jail because she sent friend request to there myspace profiles.

Shockingly since the girl is under aged, the name of the girl was given out to the public! Anyways, the girl’s name is Melissa Fernio. I’m sure you’re asking what ‘exactly’ that she has done wrong?

Well, apparently she has violated a Family Court that barred here from contacting a 13 year old woman and here two daughters and now Melissa Fernio is charged with second-degree criminal contempt.

More on the story:
Teen to face real charges for cyberspace behavior
MySpace ‘Friend Request’ Could Violate Protection Order

Originally posted 2008-02-15 04:12:56.

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MySpace Starter’s Guide by HarleyJane

Posted on November 26, 2014 
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Setting up and tuning a MySpace Profile is kinda easy for me now but I admit that the first time I used MySpace, I struggled to understand how the whole thing works. But as time goes by I got better and better :)

I just came a cross a very interesting article titled The Ultimate MySpace Starter’s Guide by HarleyJane at Jeff-Flowers.com. Newbies will certainly find the article very useful. Here are the topics covered in the article:

  1. Setting Up Your MySpace Profile
  2. Embedding Video On Your MySpace Profile
  3. Adding Music to Your MySpace Profile
  4. Adding Pictures to Your MySpace Profile

I actually had drafted a similar article and plan to publish it somewhere around next week but it seems they managed to publish their article earlier :)

Originally posted 2008-02-03 23:54:02.

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