Beleaguered News Corp web property MySpace reportedly looks set to plan significant lay-offs in the New Year. But given the recent comments coming from the company's own COO Chase Carey, who in November this year admitted “We’ve been clear that MySpace has been a problem,” it's hardly surprising that rumours about potential job …
They should develop and push this.
If they get it so it syncs to all of facebook sensibly and other social networks (and allows backup to hard drive too), it would act like a gateway, people just needing their favorite network plus myspace and are kept in contact.
They can also point out the recent disabling of accounts.
If only Myspace was not laden down with so much flash and CPU pummeling crap it might get a few more subscribers.
Hell, if they just had plain texts adverts, and I had more control of what appears on "my space" I might even consider paying a small, very small, annual subscription for it.
1100 workers doing what exactly?
Maybe to write creative error messages when the web servers break (seemingly all the time)? To recommend the really terrible colour combinations to users? Inquiring minds want to know ...
Start to pack up
Start to pack up your things guys. Because facebook is going and going big. They got it the right way. They just need to have to set up a search engine.
So damn slow
Just logging in and viewing your profile takes a good 5 seconds. It just feels clunky and cluttered.
Although changes to Facebook tend to meet with objections, it is at least fast and easy on the eye.
Agree with Richard
Got to agree with Richard when he questions what the 1100 people actually do? Can't be 2 tech bods and 1098 telesales like a lot of companies.
Also wonder how they saved money by giving the employees an extra week off? They using that much electricity for lighting and such?
What are all the staff doing?
1,100 people, MySpace doesn't appear to have changed since the last time I looked at it. What are they all doing?
'Twas a dud investment, rather like Super League. How the heck anyone could make a profit from a bunch of pages of teenagers fapping off to themselves, C-grade bands self-promoting and adult actresses marketing is quite beyond me. Besides, one needs a quad core machine with incredibly powerful GPUs to even load some of the pages.
re: Dud Investment
"Twas a dud investment... How the heck anyone could make a profit from a bunch of pages of teenagers fapping off to themselves,"
Someone should mention these cold hard facts of economic reality to Zuckerberg's investors...?
"Facebook valued at $50bn after cash injection" etc
they just keep making it worse
i've been pleading with friends to keep their myspace accounts open since I refuse to use facebook.
however myspace just keeps getting worse and worse and harder to even look at.
someone better do something because as im approaching 30 I need a method of staying in content with those born in the mid 90's.
Just delete the bleedin' thing.
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