Three years ago it was nothing. Today, MySpace.com, the red hot Internet social networking site, has 70 million members and shows more web pages each month than any site but Yahoo.
More than Ebay. More than Time Warner. More than MSN-Microsoft. Last fall, Rupert Murdock bought MySpace for half a billion dollars. Analysts now say that was a steal. And that is just the business angle.
The personal angle, very personal, of MySpace.com is playing out in millions of mainly young lives across the country. Shouting out, sharing intimacies, making friends and shaking booty online.
This hour On Point: inside the inescapable controversial cultural phenomenon of MySpace.com
Douglas Rushkoff, founder of the founded the Narrative Lab at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and author of numerous books including Cyberia, Media Virus, and Playing the Future
Danah Boyd, PHD student at the School of Information at UC Berkeley
Detective Rich Wistocki,
Computer crimes investigator with the Naperville, Illinois Police Department.
This program aired on May 2, 2006.