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There are several suggested explanations for its decline, including the fact that it stuck to a "portal strategy" of building an audience around entertainment and music, whereas Facebook and Twitter continually added new features to improve the social-networking experience. Gittelman suggested that the 0 million three-year advertisement deal with Google while being a short-term cash windfall, was a handicap in the long run.
That deal required Myspace to place even more ads on its already heavily advertised space, which made the site slow, more difficult to use, and less flexible.
Open Social was to promote a common set of standards for software developers to write programs for social networks. Google had been unsuccessful in building its own social networking site Orkut in the U. market and was using the alliance to present a counterweight to Facebook.
By late 2007 and into 2008, Myspace was considered the leading social networking site, and consistently beat out the main competitor Facebook in traffic.
Initially, the emergence of Facebook did little to diminish Myspace's popularity; at the time, Facebook was targeted only at college students.
At its peak, when News Corp attempted to merge it with Yahoo! Since then, Myspace has seen a continuing loss of membership.
A friend, who also worked in the data storage business, reminded Chris De Wolfe that he had earlier bought the domain My
Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenagers and young adults.
In February 2005, De Wolfe held talks with Mark Zuckerberg over acquiring Facebook but De Wolfe rejected Zuckerberg's million offer.
The products division had introduced many features (communication tools such as instant messaging, a classifieds program, a video player, a music player, a virtual karaoke machine, a self-serve advertising platform, profile-editing tools, security systems, privacy filters, and Myspace book lists, among others).
However, the features were often buggy and slow as there was insufficient testing, measuring, and iterating.