Posts Tagged 'MySpace'

Myspace relaunch

It is a sad affair that myspace’s popularity declined. It was the original cool social network to join. Apparently Tom, it’s founder, wanted to keep things the same and had a lot of integrity which was obviously short-sighted at the time. You can not be so principled and steadfast in the online arena especially when the next big thing could be only round the corner. New features/sites are borne daily so you must be ahead of the game and be flexible.

Myspace losses quarter on quarter have increased from $136m in 2009 to $174m this year. The relaunch is trying to claw back some of this loss but if this relaunch is not a success then they will have to consider selling, but at what price?

Myspace started up in 2003 and its popularity peaked in 2007, two years after News Corp bought it, with over 100 million users. Obviously this looked like a sure thing but it was not long living.

So the new My_ site, now how the logo will appear, will be totally redesigned.

“Everything from MySpace – from the layout and design, to the colour scheme, and even our logo – has been remade to deliver the best social entertainment experiences.”

Myspace is where it started so it is your duty to at least give it a look. That’s if you can remember your log in details!

New Myspace!

Buy your gig tickets on MySpace!

MySpace just added a brand new cool service to the social networking site.
You can now buy tickets to see your favourite band through their profile pages. The updated site also now includes a calendar tool so that fans can follow when tours and concert are happening and when new record releases are scheduled.
This ‘MySpace Events platform’ also allows you to check your friend’s calendar to see what shows they are planning on going to. When one of your friend buys a ticket, a notification will tell you about it.
MySpace will take a cut of all ticket sales. It currently has a database of around 1 million shows happening this year.

It’s a smart move from MySpace, since they have been struggling to catch up with other social network like Facebook and Twitter. This new service is going to get a lot of attraction, we would think!

Facebook a social networking site but also an Online music store soon!

Soon, iTunes maybe won’t be your first choice for music downloads!
A digital music company called ‘WaTunes’ came to a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, after signing up with Universal and EMI.
Warner has licensed its full catalog of music for ‘WaTunes’ and its new Facebook application. With that application you will now be able to buy high quality MP3 music on Facebook without leaving the social networking site. Artists like Madonna, Seal, The White Stripes and lots more will be available. You don’t even need to create an account on ‘WaTunes’ to stream 30 seconds of the song, or even buy it.
You can also share the songs or the albums you’re listening to on your friends facebook wall MySpace or Twitter.

Unfortunately ‘WaTunes’ Music store app is only available in the US for now. We’ll have to be a little patient before we can have the pleasure of using our facebook pages while browsing and downloading new music.

A social networking TV reality show

After Pop Idol and So you Think you can dance, Simon Fuller is on for another TV reality show and quite an ambitious one. This time entertainment impresario Simon Fuller produced a social networking TV reality show.

At first it seems like an ordinary TV reality show, five random people aspiring to be stars will be tracked and filmed 24/7 in a Hollywood house. There will be weekly episodes shown on Hulu.com starting tomorrow.
The social network aspect comes into it’s own as it will be streamed live at ificandream.com giving followers the chance to win a place on the show via a public vote and an open worldwide audition.
The audition is not all part of the social networking strategy, the concept is meant to become a blogging mainstay, disseminated trough Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and uploaded on mobiles.
The show will attempt to be fully interactive by allowing participants to communicate and make decisions with the audience.

‘If I can dream’ is the first reality TV show to hit the social networking era.
By doing that, Simon’s goal is to show the truth to the public by pushing the boundaries of mainstream entertainment. But is it really possible to tell the truth from a TV reality show? Only time will tell us if Cowell’s vision was good!

MySpace now part of real-time Google search

Google ‘Real-Time’ search is now part of our life. We remember when Google first launched it, including live tweets, Yahoo fresh news and more.

Well, now Google has added MySpace updates. That means that publicly available status updates, blog posts, and other MySpace details will now be shown in the “latest results” area.

Will Facebook be next?

Get a Pearl Jam song for free just by one Tweet !

You’re a fan of Pearl Jam? Well you’re gonna love their new partnership with Twitter and iTunes.
The band has teamed up with the digital media house Culture Jam to launch a new site that easily allows you to tweet about about the Pearl Jam song “Just Breathe.”
In exchange for the tweet, you’ll receive a code that will allow you to download the song on iTunes for free. The best part is it’s a live version that was recorded at Austin City Limits this year.
By tweeting the message you will also automatically follow the @pearljam account on Twitter, which is a smart move from the site, and usually a good thing for you.
If you downloaded the song it’s because you like the group, right?
On the site, there is also a way to buy a digital copy of the single and you can enter to win a limited run copy of the new album on White Vinyl LP.
It’s not the first time that the group uses social media to promote its music.
Last year with the release of their new album “Blackspacer” they promoted it by using Myspace, but this time using Twitter is clever because there is a very low barrier to entry.
SO what are you waiting for? Go Tweet for it !

Justin TV unifies with Facebook, MySpace and Twitter

Do you often use Justin TV ?
It’s the leader in live video and the place to broadcast and share video online.
Many social networks these days offer some sort of instant messaging chatting element. The problem is that people are already chatting on a half dozen other services throughout the day. Justin.tv is launching a way to put some of the big ones together on its site.
They’re launching the unified chat option today. It will allow users to bring their Facebook, Myspace and Twitter conversations into Justin.TV. These are then all displayed in a single chat window.
You can now chat on Justin.tv without having to have a Justin.tv account.
By clicking on the “Connect to Facebook”, “Sign in with Twitter”, or “Login with MySpace” buttons, you’ll be able to securely log in to any combination of those services to start chatting right away.
And of course anything you say on your Twitter account will be sent out to that service, which will help promote Justin.tv.
Brilliant idea !