December 2, 2008
Myspace is dead. Repeat after me: MySpace is dead.
Just got this ripper of a story about MySpace taking over the URL of a band called Mobile just because they wanted www.myspace.com/mobile as part of their strategy for entry into the mobile music marketplace. This is a classic demonstration of why i have been saying for a long time that MySpace is dead in the water. People just haven't noticed yet because of the marketing power of News Ltd, but the corpse is starting to smell.
It's not even the fact that the Myspace people wanted to do this that sucks the most. It's the way they went about it. Jackboots and ham-fists ...
What this tells the entire indie community is that MySpace is quite happy to tramp all over them if they get in the way. MySpace is not really the bastion of Indie-ness that it started out and built its reputation as. It's just a cash cow for a predatory media corporation and has just showed it's hand again. Of course, the backlash may be slow in coming, if it comes at all, but that will just make the eventual demise of MySpace even sweeter for those of us who see it for what it is.
Viva La Revolucion ...Posted by Hughie at December 2, 2008 7:46 AM