At one time, the social network became popular due to the opportunity to share audio and video content.
MySpace apologized to users for losing files when migrating servers. The social network has lost data for 12 years of work – from 2003 to 2015. This was reported bythe BBC referring to the statement MySpace.
As a result of the transfer of servers, any photos, videos and audio files uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available in MySpace. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The company acknowledged the loss of data only a few months after users complained about the loss of most of their libraries. According to former Kickstarter technical director Andy Baio, we can talk about most of the 50 million tracks from 14 million artists.
He also doubted that the failure was accidental. In his opinion, the social network could deliberately “lose” files in order not to waste huge resources on transferring millions of old audio recordings.
MySpace was founded in 2003, and in 2006 the site was considered the most visited in the United States and was ahead of Google. The main reason for the popularity of the social network has become a musical platform that allows sharing songs. Including thanks to MySpace such artists as Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen became popular.
In 2005, the social network was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp corporation for $ 580 million, and in 2008 Facebook surpassed MySpace in popularity. Two years later, MySpace was sold for $ 35 million to an ad-targeted Specific Media company.
In 2012, the social networks conducted a large-scale redesign, the emphasis in the new version was made to music. As of 2019, MySpace has become part of the holding, which includes People and Entertainment Weekly magazines, and now publishes news on its homepage.