Saturday 24 March 2007

Users vs owners - Myspace gets corporate

Saturdays Guardian has a piece about how Myspace is attempting to reposition itself as the one of the main distributors of digital content and how the user community is opposing it.

Tila Tequila, whose whole record career has been based around Myspace appears to have told to stop linking to an external company who were selling her downloads and Ms Tequila has been quite forthright in blogging about how she feels Myspace has changed.

Kind of reminds of ten years ago when the Internet first started becoming commercalised and the purists out there said the Internet would be ruined. Personally, I think anyone who has managed to build a very successful career and paid virtually nothing for the distribution costs, might actually appreciate that Myspace somewhere down the line needs to make some money.

The New York Times has an interesting article on this as well

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