Myspace in the News

Lots of Myspace stuff being talked about…

States Fault MySpace on Predator Issues Attorney generals from eight different states have sent a letter to Myspace saying they had not done enough to block sexual predators from the site and had failed to cooperate with authorities.

A Casualty Of War: MySpace The Defense Department officially started blocking Myspace yesterday, cutting off one of the favorite ways for soldiers to stay in touch with their friends and family.

Things Sure Are Quiet At MySpace News Michael Arrington notes how quiet it is in Myspace News, and how they still are not linking to it from anywhere. How do they hope to get anything going without driving some traffic there? Surely they don’t think people like us are going to show up to vote for stories just to help them out? The top story, as of this writing has 2 votes. Here is a link just to help them out, Myspace News.

Branded Video Channels Coming to MySpace Duncan Riley of Techcrunch says that Myspace is building some branded channels in their video section, it will contain content from National Geographic, The New York Times, Reuters, The Daily Reel, Expert Village, Flow, IGN Entertainment, Octane TV, Kush TV, Ripe TV, VBS TV, and Young Hollywood. Here is the press release, MySpace Video to Launch Branded Channels. ?The upcoming branded channel launch continues the growing momentum of MySpace Video,? said Jeff Berman, General Manager of Video and SVP of Public Affairs for MySpace. ?We?re empowering our partners to customize their own video channels and use them as hubs to create a niche experience for users. Today?s announcement is a sign of things to come for MySpace Video.? Hopefully, they will do more with it than they have the news section.