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Responding to the momentum around data portability, MySpace has launched its own "Data Availability" effort with big-name partners Yahoo, eBay, Twitter, and fellow News Corp. unit Photobucket.
The initiative's goal is to let MySpace members share their public profile data outside of the walls of the social-networking site.
"Today, MySpace no longer operates as an autonomous island on the Internet, by allowing the data that creates the engaging and collaborative experience that is MySpace to now be shared across all the sites our users visit," said Chris DeWolfe, CEO and cofounder of MySpace, during a press conference.
They are very special in that they serve an important social purpose for their members. But monetizing, sharing, spreading... that's not what these communities need or desire. Big Business has a fundamental misunderstanding of the boundaries of these networks.
Male - 29 years old, Honolulu, HI
Female - 22 years old, NYC, NY
The demographic info is useless on MySpace. I'm sure a major percent of the profile data is bad -- no matter what the age or location of the user -- people don't want the boss, their parents, strangers or anyone else to find them on MySpace unless they know them.
Then you have locations like:
Male - 35 Years old - Middle of Nowhere, CA
Female - 29 years old - Lonely, LA
Maybe that's the market -- "ambiguity related products and services", e.g. - post office forwarding services, things that get shipped in plain brown wrappers, dark sunglasses, window tinting....