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My Space - Is it getting too big?
MySpace is a Santa Monica, California based website that allows you to network through the Internet. It is the definitive social networking portal that offers an across-the-board range of services like blogs, groups, personal profiels, photos, musicm MP3, videos, and it even has an internal e-mail system.
Its range of services has made it very popular amongst networking afficianados, who are looking for their kind of space. According to some estimates Myspace.com ranks fourth in term of popularity for an English language website and ranks sixth in terms of global popularity. In the United States, it has no competitiors and having a share of 4.46 percent of Internet visits, it is the most popular website. Over the years there have been various websites that have looked to go one-up over MySpace.com. Sites like Friendster, Xanga, Classmates.com, and Livejournal.com, but they have simply not matched up to the standards set up MySpace.com.
Its increasing influence on some areas of popular culture has led many to believe that, it is getting too popular. A workforce of around 300 employees, offers able support to a massive number of accounts totalling some 100 million odd. It attracts 230,000 new registrations daily. Looking at these figures it is not difficult to understand why people think that its increasing popularity is not such good news. This is in terms of the website and its competitors. Myspace’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that many independent filmmakers and comedians choose to be seen on this website.
Myspace.com has been accused of not conforming to a single criterion for HTML laid down by the W3C. There is also an increasing fear that the amount of profiles on MySpace.com could lead to the freezing up of numerous web browsers that can occur as a result of malformed CSS coding. The fact that Myspace.com is seeing growing popularity is great news for its parent company but not such sweet news for servers. With the amount of users, using the webiste, showing an unprecedented increase, the cases wherein there are server errors, have also increased. As the number of users increase so do its detractors. These detractors have pointed out that this highly popular site gives encouragement to poor web design habits.
There is and age old saying, “The more the popularity, the greater the negative publicity”. This is truer in the world of the Internet, which is seeing some cut throat competition. There are cases where people have misused the services of the site by finding ways to go around the security control of the site. This is the reason why, the promotors of the site have installed improved restrictions protocols. Moreover, there is a lot of spyware being hosted on this site, and its infection rates are soaring because of this.
Well, whatever the case made against it, the site is still firing on all cylinders and looks to break new records in the near future. With greater controls and more focus on areas of concern, the popularity of MySpace is all set to conquer new heights.
About the Author: Keith Gill is a Self admitted MySpace Addict but in the midst of His addiction He decided to Create a "Better" Myspace...Hence FriendBlaze.com was born. For a better than Myspace experience got to: http://www.friendblaze.com