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Items tagged myspace in 2007

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I’ve always said that setting up a web site for most folks is scary and intimidating—but myspace, with all your friends there, lends itself to a helping culture. Everyone shares how to do whatever with their circles of friends... they get by with a little help from their friends.

Phil Torrone # 20th April 2007, 4:37 am

MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website. No need for the allegedly; it’s been confirmed. MySpace got GoDaddy.com to redirect DNS for seclists.org after a list of phished user accounts posted to the full disclosure mailing list list was archived there. # 26th January 2007, 9:57 am

MySpace Blocking Widgets? Making your business dependent on revenue from MySpace is sharecropping of the worst possible kind. # 19th January 2007, 9:54 am

Inside MySpace.com. Case study of scaling against a network effect. Includes pretty honest coverage of the mistakes made along the way, although the article was put together second hand from conference presentations rather than from interviews. # 17th January 2007, 9:18 am

MySpace: Too Much of a Good Thing? CSS customization really was just the result of forgetting to strip HTML. They “eventually” decided to filter out JavaScript(!) # 17th January 2007, 9:09 am

ephemeral profiles (cuz losing passwords is common amongst teens). Lost your password? Create a new profile; you had too many friends you didn’t know anyway. # 7th January 2007, 10:37 pm