Chris has a great blog and one of the few blogs I read regularly. However, as I sat down to write a blog for today I really came up blank. I know Chris has published numerous posts that give you ideas to post about, but I decided that I would just write a blog similar to many I’ve read on his blog. Two main steps are required:
- Bring up a good, thought-provoking topic
- End the post by asking people what they think about the thought-provoking topic
When Will MySpace Die?
For me MySpace died a couple of years ago when I left the network, canceled my account (no small feat by the way) and moved over to Facebook. I know a lot of friends who have followed a similar path and I know some who have stayed true to their first love MySpace. However, it got me thinking. MySpace is still a huge social network, especially in the US. Facebook, for all the positive press just recently passed them in US visits. While dead to me, MySpace is very much alive to millions of people.
Many people have discussed what happens to an individuals online identity after they die. Who has the right to cancel or take over accounts? Can you bequeath them to an heir? All good questions, but an even bigger question is, What do you do with a dead social network? The users won’t all disappear at once, but if MySpace goes belly up, what happens to the remaining users? The content? What do you think?
PS If you actually read this Chris, I would love to see your thoughts in the comments.