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Is MySpace still thriving?

Noemi Chaves, Staff Writer

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In the years of 2005-2008 the website Myspace was the most visited network internationally. Initially, people get tired of certain sites due to them not “spicing it up” and making it more appealing to the new generation of users.

Over time, the site demonetized due to success in other sites and apps such as: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.

In April of 2008 both Facebook and Myspace were competing for the top site, racking in about 115 million users monthly.  In the same December, Myspace hit it’s highest peak with U.S. site users with more than 75 million users monthly. Myspace could not longer not compete with the overpowering facebook and it’s update to date program; however, Myspace attempted to challenge Facebook and it’s ability with redesigns and layoffs of staff members but failed.

By March 2011, it was estimated that the site had dropped from attracting 95 million to 63 million unique visitors over the past 12 months.

Sophomore, Brandon Bailon, still believes that Myspace is not that bad.

“Personally I use Instagram, it is similar to Myspace because you can see what other people post but that is about it.” Bailon states

Since then the question still lingers, “Is Myspace really dead?”, certainly it is not as popular as it used to be but it does still have interaction amongst the new younger generations.

As of 2016, Myspace was obtaining about 15 million visitors monthly. While, it does not compare to the 150 million visitors Facebook has monthly, on a smaller scale, with it’s 15 million monthly visitors, it is surely not dead.

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Is MySpace still thriving?