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BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
2364 posts

How did facebook overcome Myspace?


In the world of social media... always thought several years ago that Myspace was pretty cool. Had so much more to offer from interaction, personalization, connection with media, bands, etc. than plain jane facebook. Why did myspace basically become non existent?






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Boomhauer
Member since Dec 2012
2605 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


MySpace was just so damn sketchy





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CE Tiger
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Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
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re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


facebook started off exclusive and you needed a college email to sign up





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TulaneUVA
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


facebook simplied things and made it easier to search and to connect with people within your realm of societal reach

Myspace was just too damn tl;dr



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carbola
Michigan Fan
Middle East
Member since Aug 2010
3614 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Too much custom shite. I hated opening someones page with the backgrounds sparkling and some crappy song would start playing.





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LSUcdro
LSU Fan
Bum Frick Arizona
Member since Sep 2009
7606 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


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facebook started off exclusive and you needed a college email to sign up



Yeah I had a buddy that was in the first 1000 users and I thought it was dumb (I was still in highschool so I couldnt join)






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TigersRuleTheEarth
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Laffy
Member since Jan 2007
28643 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


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Yeah I had a buddy that was in the first 1000 users


You had a buddy that went to Harvard?






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Zappas Stache
Snotterburgh
Member since Apr 2009
7963 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


I still like MySpace for local bands. Don't have Facebook.





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JimMorrison
South Carolina Fan
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13531 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


quote:

MySpace was just so damn sketchy


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Boomhauer


how the hell would you know?






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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
4173 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


It was easily the most ghetto large website in the history of the web.





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TulaneTigerFan
Tulane Fan
Seattle
Member since Sep 2005
35856 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Exclusivity combined with a clean, simple interface. Myspace was a damn disaster. I didn't want to see 900 pictures in the background, a bunch of scrolling text, and some terrible rap/pop music every time I tried to e-stalk someone





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siliconvalleytiger
LSU Fan
Northern California
Member since Apr 2004
21954 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Better marketing. The backing of the biggest venture capitalists in the game. Excellent targeting - didn't just go after young people.





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UltimateHog
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Springfield, MO
Member since Dec 2011
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re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


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How did facebook overcome Myspace?



It was better.






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GCTiger11
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Biloxi, MS
Member since Jan 2012
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re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


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How did facebook overcome Myspace?


It's simplicity. Which ironically, it's getting farther and farther away from. Facebook is slowly evolving into Myspace. Just today I realized when you receive a comment on a status, it's beeps now.

I liked Facebook because it was easy to navigate. I remember when notifications were in the bottom right corner. Now with the timelines, SHARE THIS IF YOU LOVE GOD, aborted fetuses, abused animals, it's becoming damn unbearable.






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Dark Tiger
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Member since Sep 2006
4494 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


So he was in it when it was The Facebook? Sweet....





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MrSmith
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
2579 posts
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re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


This can't be explained in a post...marketing, programming, usability, their open graph API platform, community development, etc.





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PrimetimeDaBoss
Columbia Fan
We call it that BOOT
Member since Oct 2008
3428 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Facebook wasn't the downfall of myspace, myspace screwed itself when it started trying to become facebook.





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Ric Flair
LSU Fan
Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
6993 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Does anyone remember Friendster? I think they predated both MySpace and Facebook.





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gmrkr5
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2009
7610 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


facebook will crash and burn just like myspace. cant wait





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Tiger in NY
LSU Fan
Neptune Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2003
21831 posts

re: How did facebook overcome Myspace?


Yeah, Facebook started out with upper crust college kids. The kind of people that have money, and that marketers want. MySpace was a bunch of broke people. Facebook was way more legitimate as a business tool because of its clientele of college kids and better even, recent college grade.





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