Myspace and Facebook - Rathbun 1 Samantha Rathbun CISS 100...

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Rathbun 1 Samantha Rathbun CISS 100 – Fall 04 Myspace and Facebook and its influence on today’s youth. December 11, 2007
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Rathbun 2 Myspace and Facebook are some of the most popularly visited sites by today’s generation. People of varying ages have found the allure to these types of sites. The attraction to these sites is drawn from the ability to leave messages and comments to the people we love and wish to be in contact with at all times. We can stay in contact with our family and friends that are serving throughout the world in the armed forces. These sites create a virtual world where we can speak to those people we cannot always be with. (Rawe) MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos internationally, as well with Facebook. (Rawe) Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, a former Harvard student. Initially the membership was restricted to students of Harvard College. It was then expanded to all Ivy League schools within two months. Many individual universities were added in rapid succession over the next year. Eventually, people with a university (e.g .edu, .ac.uk, etc.) email address from schools across the globe were eligible to join. Networks were then initiated for high schools in February, 2006 and some large companies. Since September 11, 2006, anyone 13 or older may join. (Rawe) The MySpace service was founded in August 2003 as a new initiative and 100 percent owned division of publicly traded internet company eUniverse (which later in mid-2004 changed its name to Intermix). eUniverse created and marketed the Myspace website, providing the division with a complete infrastructure of finance, human resources, technical expertise, bandwidth, and server capacity right out of the gate so the
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Rathbun 3 MySpace team wasn’t distracted with typical start-up issues. The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (eUniverse's Founder, Chairman, CEO), who managed Chris DeWolfe (MySpace's current CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (MySpace's current president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by eUniverse. (Rawe) Myspace has been in the news a lot lately for the growing number of disturbing incidents involving minors as victims of sexual solicitation, assault and even murder. Despite the risks teens continue to engage in risky behaviors.
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