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Band-Friendly MySpace In Decline – Can Facebook Pick Up the Slack?

  • January 21st, 2011 by Tisha Tolar
MySpace has been in the news lately – but mostly the news is bad. Massive layoffs have been announced again for the failing social site. In recent months, MySpace has attempted to make upgrades to cater to its remaining users. Bands and musicians in particular were still finding benefit with the site for promoting their music. However, with the large… Read more

What Social Networks Can Learn from the Mistakes of iTunes Ping

  • December 23rd, 2010 by Damian Davila
Launched on September 2010 as part of the 10th major release of iTunes, Ping created a lot of expectations as millions of accounts were created. However, after only 3 months, this social network has almost disappeared from the mindset of Apple users. The Google Trends graph above indicates the search volume of the keyword “iTunes Ping” on Google and it… Read more

Social Media Sites as Talent Incubators

  • December 22nd, 2010 by SEM Contributor
The line that may have defined the ‘80’s culturally – “I want my MTV” – was Sting’s vocal contribution to Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing,” the band’s most successful single from their cart-topping “Brothers in Arms” album. Twenty-five years later (that’s right you older folks, twenty-five years), the refrain might rather seems to have been reversed. “MTV Wants… Read more