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MySpace

MySpace was the first major social network / social media site to be created. The site is owned by News Corporation.

Originally the site was only designed for music groups/ bands/ singers before being opened up and allowing the general public to join.

MySpace was founded in 2003

Web address: www.myspace.com

Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California, USA

Employees: 1000

Advertising: Google and Google AdSense

In 2006, Google signed a $900 million deal to provide a Google search on MySpace.

MySpace has several additional feautures from its social working which are:

MySpace News
MySpace Classifieds
MySpace Karaoke
MySpace Polls
MySpace Mobile
MySpace forums

Many in Australia will remember when Corey Worthington, a 16 year old boy, hosted a party and sent out invites via MySpace. 500 people turned up to his home in Narre Warren in Melbourne. As the party got out of control Police were called and their cars were attacked. As a result a Police helicopter and dog squad was call in and the incident received international media/press coverage.

MySpace is now estimated have have 130,000,000 users (130 Million)

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