From Horror Movie Portraits to Presidential Pledges

 - Feb 6, 2010   Updated: Jul 25 2011
Before Twitter and Facebook came along, MySpace was the undisputed heavyweight champion of social networking. These innovations celebrate the glory that was MySpace, from celebrity MySpace venting to model recruitment via MySpace and virtual partying with P. Diddy.

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Implications - In the wake of the recent MySpace buyout, this cluster celebrates the website's influence on the Internet social experience. Though arguably not a lasting one, MySpace opened the Internet to a new social world that enticed millions of teens and rising musicians, inviting them to share their personal and professional aspirations with the world. These innovations that MySpace inspired are proof of its long lost cultural influence, and although it is no longer around, its devoted users will always appreciate the world it introduced.