Myspace (originally known as MySpace) is a social networking service established in July 2003 as “an online community that lets you meet your friends’ friends.” From 2005 until 2008, Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world. At its peak, the website had more than 100 million registered users—a large percentage of them were under 18 years of age—and received more page views than the popular search engine Google. Myspace’s popularity eventually declined as Facebook rose to become the dominant social networking service. In 2012, the social networking site announced a new focus as a showcase for musicians and artists, and a place for fans to connect online. As of July 2017, Myspace had more than 53 million active users.

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