The Most Important Social Media Updates from this Week 19.1.2013
19.1.2013. | 07:47
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How the World Consumes Social Media
If Pinky and the Brain taught us one thing, it’s that taking over the world is difficult. But then again, social media makes it look pretty easy.
Over the past decade social media usage has been one of the most rapidly and universally adopted activities since the invention of breathing. More than half of the world’s 2.4 billion Internet users sign in to a social network regularly — a figure that is rapidly increasing.
The new MySpace is pretty. It incorporates many of the trends in modern web design and social media — big visuals, responsive design, easy discovery — and gives them a clear focus: connecting through music. And it really works.
You may remember the old MySpace (“MySpace Classic,” in the new site’s parlance). The old site was the one-time social media king, boasting more than 100 million users at its peak. However, it also had a Wild West reputation with a lot of NSFW content, chaotic user profiles (filled with tacky design and annoying auto-playing songs), and tons of spam accounts. WhenFacebook offered a cleaner, more manageable alternative, MySpace users abandoned the service in droves.