AOL To Launch Myspace Killer?
AOL may be preparing to launch a Myspace-type social network sometime in the next few weeks, says Dave Winer.
Nowadays it’s hard to tell what is serious and what is just hype or noise, but, if AOL can somehow tie this into their instant messenger, they may be onto something. It seems everyone on MySpace is on AOL IM so if they start this service, and then start the ad’s in instant messenger, I can see it having an impact, but a killer? I don’t know, it will depend on how it is preceived by users and the fickle teens and young adults who use these services. But, if they can get some kind of viral campaign going and the service is better, they may be able to do something with it.