MySpace Begins Charging Developers for Promotion

Last week, MySpace opened up their applications for everybody. By adding an “apps” link to the top of the MySpace header, they began driving users to the applications page. The initial applications page used to be a simple directory. Many developers were complaining because the applications with the most installs were getting the most promotion.

As such, MySpace decided to sort applications based on the date they were submitted. Developers then realized a loop-hole to this model in that they could “resubmit” their application and change the date that they had submitted their app for approval. The result was that people were able to increase the promotion of their applications.

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