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MySpace Origins Questioned

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Following a mini-storm about MySpace deleting all member references to video service YouTube, Trent Lapinski digs deep and asks questions about the origins of MySpace. He wonders how MySpace, one of the largest sites on the web and one that sprang from obscurity to broad popularity in a very short time, was and is run. He knows FOX bought it but he wonders why no one really knows anything about front man Tom Anderson and CEO Chris DeWolfe. He posits that since we all know the back story on the origins of Amazon, eBay, Google and Yahoo, we should also know more about MySpace's origins. The trouble is, no one's talking - particularly one of Lapinski's sources who, after MySpace threatened Lapinskiki with legal action for asking questions, backed out.

During his month of research on MySpace, Anderson and DeWolfe, Lapinski found what could be deemed a somewhat shady past ranging from odd behavior to involvement with spyware which he details a bit further here. While Lapinski claims to "have nothing against the people who run MySpace personally," he does "find it odd that they are so secretive."

One does have to wonder why a founder and a CEO of a company as large as MySpace wouldn't want to bask in the sunlight of drooling journalists eager to get that all important personal profile piece.

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"One does have to wonder why a founder and a CEO of a company as large as MySpace wouldn't want to bask in the sunlight of drooling journalists eager to get that all important personal profile piece."

That's laughable. Maybe they didnt want to talk to him because this Trent guy was writing a paper for his community college Journalism class? There's been profiles of the companies beginnings and the founders in both Wired and Businessweek. Those are two I've seen. Do your homework. And the "censoring" you refer to seems to have been a bunch of other blogospher nonsense: http://youtube.com/blog

This is just another example of people wanting to tear down what becomes sucessful and get traffic for their own sites.

Posted by: David on January 3, 2006 12:48 PM

That's why we have comments, David, so readers can correct our lazy reporting practices. You still have to wonder about big companies that create not so simple "misunderstanding" and threaten to sue college kids. That said, we love MySpace. We use it and we wish them the best.

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 3, 2006 01:24 PM

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