Myspace has changed. Gone are the days where it was just some website for middle school aged kids to get in trouble talking to strangers and finding significant others across the country. Well… those days aren’t 100% gone, but the site has gained some credibility. Musicians started using the website as a huge promotional tool many years ago. They can post music as teasers to their fans along with tour dates. It has become a great networking tool. In fact there have been cases where small town musicians start a page, keep updating it and slowly they build a following (a tribe if you will.) There are also instances where women post suggestive pictures and become hit sensations like Tila Tequila. Although whether or not that worked out as she imaged is up for debate since she can’t figure out if shes heterosexual, homosexual or otherwise and her last boyfriend reportedly strangled her.
The networking aspect of the site is undeniable, which is probably why it hasn’t folded yet. It still has the old elements, bored kids can still spend hours blinging out their pages, but it also helps underground music to be heard.
It’s fairly common knowledge that nothing on the internet is ever private. No matter what setting or how high a privacy level myspace or facebook offer someone can hack into your account. Not even using hacking skills, a man was able to get onto Celebrities myspace accounts to see their private pictures. (The albums that are supposed to be invisible to the rest of the world.)
Well Byron Ng managed to access these albums, not by hacking but by using different social websites against one another. Here he posts how to access pictures on your own. Apparently yahoo.com allows users to use myspace on their cell phones without any verification. This loophole works out great for the public who enjoy seeing Celebrities behaving badly, but horrible for privacy. Facebook is now cautious with their partnership with google since they both have different privacy standards.
Paris Hilton’s career benefited from her sex tape, maybe these pictures will help spawn a tanning endorsement? You never know, as the saying goes, no publicity is bad publicity.