The first behemoth of social networking, My Space—now owned by Fox Interactive Media—is on its way to its grave, with no one to blame but itself. In the following month, it was overtaken by its first real competitor, Facebook. Web developers and architects all over knew that My Space was doing it wrong.Surely at least a few of its own developers knew this and pushed for change. For a site of that magnitude—including all of its systems, engineering and hacks to make it function—change does not come easy or cheap.

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If a better alternative in Facebook had never come along, My Space would not be in this position nor would it have pushed to try to make any changes, even in the eleventh hour.

People still want to connect to other people, share things they care about and display certain aspects of their life.

Let me address some of the most critical components.

When Friendster launched, it was quickly inhabited by populations who had good reasons to connect with each other.

I quickly ventured to evade these limiting borders. Well, the most popular profiles on myspace pretty much consist of people with the IQ and English delivery skills of Kanye West so I don't want to mimic those, but popularity begets popularity. In fact, I was able to develop something that caused anyone who viewed my profile to add my name to their profile's list of heroes. your danilo, Brazil From: Duke Archon Date: Tue Oct 18 2005You really think that by adding friends without their permission is really kewl? Let see you try and come up with something not based on a vulnerability released over a year ago. From: FUCK MYSPACEDate: Wed Nov 2 2005It's not 'My Space', it's Their Space or most namely Fox TVSpace. I HOPE SOMEONE HACKS THEIR ASS AGAIN BECAUSE THEY DESERVE IT. email me at [email protected]: Fri Nov 25 2005samy, my email is [email protected] have a question for you that I dont want to ask you here.. and yeah well u r my hero my god and yeah well ttyl dude u r soooo f*ucking awesome :p From: Teach Me Date: Sat Dec 10 2005I need skills like that.

I began to examine the site some more, seeing how they restrict things, what they restrict, taking some breaks to look at profiles of other girls, trying to add them as friends and getting rejected, and getting back to making my profile cool so that they would add me as a friend later. After a little bit of messing around, I found that I could put in a longer headline than what they allowed. Let's see you better yet, figure out a way to close the whole, and report it? Stupid morons still have all kinds of holes wide open. From: Dylan Date: Wed Nov 2 2005thats totally awesome, i knew there was a reason for myspaces crazy collapse. I would give ya my myspace but that would be retarted so im gunna give you a random email adress i just made .

For FB stock, the most applicable one is probably My Space.

Until 2008, My Space was the clear leader in the social network space.

And by being a part of News Corp (NWS), My Space suffered from the weight of the bureaucracy.

There was also not a big priority on technical talent.

Press: 'samy is my hero' T-Shirts (I didn't make these) more 'samy is my hero' t-shirts (didn't make these, either) Slashdot | Cross-Site Scripting Worm Floods My Space Google Blogoscoped | Samy, Their Hero (interview) Beta News | Cross-Site Scripting Worm Hits My Space (interview) The Guardian | Ajax prepares for battle on the dark side ZDNet | Samy opens new front in worm war | Geek goes popular on Myspace Download Squad | Top 10 Web Moments of 2005 Web Pro News | When In Hacker Doubt, Have A Burrito | Samy opens new front in worm war ZDNet Au | Web sites threatened by Samy worm The Register | Web 2.0 worm downs My Space Computer World | Teen uses worm to boost ratings on My Web Pro News | The Web 2.0 My Space Friend-Generating Worm Outer Court | How to Make 1 Million Friends on My Space Real Tech News | Hacker Makes Himself the Most Popular Person On My Space Tech Spot | Teenager uses a Worm to promote a Site The Age | Murdoch's My Space knocked off the web PC World | Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site E-Scribe News | The My Space Worm Live Journal | samy is my hero Sophos | JS. Not to mention, the laywer should explain how this very page is only sealing your fate worse. int=samy is my hero From: PASthe Lo DDate: Sat Oct 15 2005Hehe, you made it, you are indeed very popular now ;] If I look this from the pure technical/g33k view, it's awesome, the XML-HTTP object thing.. nice one :) However, if I look this from the rational view, that you can't implemented any kind of aborting method, it's a very stupid thing :] From: CJDate: Sat Oct 15 2005If you ever read this, can you teach me how to do the thing when you get a million friends, my AIM is My Cursive Memory, my email is [email protected], my myspace is From: Jeremy Date: Mon Oct 17 2005Dude..kick ass - don't be so apologetic - screw the big corporations - if there's a vulnerability in the system - find it and make use of it - but next time, call me so I can get you to make it an advertising worm so I can get some more hits to my site! I'm, sure going around braggin about hacking the site all those highschool kids are at will get u all the pussy in the world. People say, "time spent on myspace is time wasted"...i say, it's no more wasteful than video games.