Deathwatch: MySpace axe almost half of their global workforce

11 January 2011

deathwatchIt’s been the runt of the social media litter for a long time now (if you don’t count Bebo) but the end could be nigh for shoddy old MySpace, as the axing off 500 staff members worldwide has just been announced.

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The crappy, nigh-on unusable social network is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International and in 2011 is about as relevant as Friends Reunited. It can only get worse following today’s news.

The redundancies will account for 47% of the global staff of MySpace and the UK operation will be folded into Fox Networks, with the majority of staff leaving, according to the Telegraph.

Before long, the only one left manning the pumps will be Tom, the ubiquitous bell end who is EVERYONE’S friend on MySpace. Who knows – perhaps he’ll be the only one left using the site by the end of the year.

TOPICS:   Social Media

4 comments

  • cryption
    In my opinion their worst move was a few years back when they started deleting accounts for various undisclosed reasons and red 'x's started appearing all over friends lists. After a while every trace of that friend was gone, all past comments etc never to be seen again. A massive number of accounts were removed seemingly without reason and users didn't want to have to build up and start all over again. Even worse was the favouritism Myspace showed towards 'celebrity' users like Tila Tequila and Jeffree Star. Them and other well known online celebs' accounts were hacked and deleted a number of times but were restored by Myspace staff without question within hours. However, take a normal user who is deleted for a reason Myspace refuses to explain or even disclose is told that accounts are not recoverable. A decent networking site should treat all users equaly and with at least a little respect.
  • The B.
    MySpace? Is that the one like Bebo but with a higher teenage pregnancy rate?
  • FFS
    Myspace should have died off years ago, on account of the fact it's utterly shit and the fact that you have to arse around learning basic coding to get it looking the way you want. That was the element of Myspace that I never understood- why the fuck did they not make it more user friendly, especially given the number of utter tards on there?
  • Thaddeus
    I've been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

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