Michael P Wright

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I Want the Whole Story of How Facebook Made MySpace Irrelevant | Wed Sep 1, 2021

I want to know how Facebook killed Myspace. (It killed it so much that autocorrect corrected my text-to-speech as “my space”. Ouch.) Maybe I shouldn’t say FB killed Myspace. I’ll say that FB made Myspace irrelevant.

I want to know how Facebook beat my space from the perspective of the technology. Was it the feed? Was it the conservation of memory by Facebook not allowing us to change your background to bitmap images or GIFs? Was it the media compression? Or maybe it was the combination of all those things and more.

That’s the documentary or the Ted Talk I want to watch. Who’s working on that? Has someone already done it? Is there a YouTube video out there somewhere?