Danah Boyd and Douglas Rushkoff on MySpace
On Point: inside the inescapable controversial cultural phenomenon of MySpace.com
"Three years ago it was nothing. Today, MySpace.com, the red hot Internet social networking site, has 70 million members and shows more web pages each month than any site but Yahoo.
More than Ebay. More than Time Warner. More than MSN-Microsoft. Last fall, Rupert Murdock bought MySpace for half a billion dollars. Analysts now say that was a steal. And that is just the business angle.
The personal angle, very personal, of MySpace.com is playing out in millions of mainly young lives across the country. Shouting out, sharing intimacies, making friends and shaking booty online." (http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2006/05/20060502_a_main.asp)