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Justin Timberlake Teases Sexy New Myspace (Mashable)
Fifteen months after its acquisition by Specific Media, we’re finally getting a sneak peek at the new Myspace. Justin Timberlake — who took an ownership stake in the new MySpace — tweeted a link to a video previewing the new service. AllThingsD The promotional video previewed a drastically different, horizontally oriented user interface and a continued emphasis on music, one of the site’s strong points in its nearly 10-year existence. In 2010, there was another attempt to revive the site with then-CEO Mike Jones at the helm; back then, the aim was to create a “social entertainment site” aimed at Gen-Y, Web-savvy users. The Verge Myspace looks like it will integrate well with the dominant Facebook and Twitter platforms — there’s a short clip that shows off finding friends through Facebook as well as posting tweets directly through Myspace. The new service will also encourage users to “bring their stuff,” specifically photo albums, videos, and playlists. AllFacebook It appears that users will be able to bring more information and details from their Facebook profile. Currently, those who sign into Myspace through Facebook automatically import their profile photos, as well as basic information such as birth date, current city and relationship status. WebProNews “We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, entirely from scratch. But we’re staying true to our roots in one important way—empowering people to express themselves however they want. So whether you’re a musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer or just a dedicated fan, we’d love for you to be a part of our brand new community.” That’s all it says at new.myspace.com. There’s an email signup box, and Myspace said it will send an invite your way “very soon.”
Facebook Bug Exposing Users’ Private Messages on Timeline? New Glitch Reportedly Spotted (The Huffington Post)
Have Facebook users discovered a bug that exposes private correspondences between friends on the social networking site? According to Metro France, non-public messages sent between 2007 and 2009 may be appearing publicly on some users Timelines. TechCrunch
TechCrunch has investigated more, and we have found no evidence that the allegedly exposed posts were actually private messages. Our Facebook specialist Josh Constine found that email receipts show allegedly exposed messages were in fact Wall posts, and the posts do not appear in users’ Facebook Messages inbox. BetaBeat On her Facebook page, Charlotte Carnevale Willner, a safety team lead of user operations at Facebook, reminded users of a time (pre-2009) when likes and comments were not part of your wall posts. “Back then, News Feed didn’t really pick up person-to-person wallposts,” she wrote. “The wall didn’t feel as public then as it does now, and the messages product was still… well… crappy.”
Twitter’s Biz Stone Teams Up With Ron Howard for a Movie Inspired by Your Tweets [Video] (VentureBeat)
Twitter‘s cofounder Biz Stone, @Biz, has asked millions of Twitter users to submit their photos, which he’ll use to inspire a short film that he’ll direct under the tutelage of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. The project came to a close on Monday, and celebrity judges Eva Longoria and Jamie Foxx will help Stone select finalists, along with Georgina Chapman, fashion designer and cofounder of Marchesa; and James Murphy, founder of LCD Soundsystem.
Who Would Win A Social Media Emmy? (SocialTimes)
When you were watching the Emmys, were you wondering who would win if there was a “social media” category? Well, the folks at RadiumOne were – and they came up with a nifty Infographic to show who would win. LostRemote According to Bluefin, “The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had a total of 1.0M social media comments, a 148% year-over-year growth from the 2011 Awards, which had 427K social media comments.” In addition to the Tracy Morgan stunt, Aaron Paul’s win for Breaking Bad also caused a big spike.
LinkedIn Gets its Own Version of Facebook Likes: Endorsements (The Next Web)
LinkedIn Monday announced Endorsements, a new feature that allows you to recognize professionals for their expertise. The company said it takes just one click to endorse your connections for a skill they’ve listed on their profile, or recommend one they haven’t added yet.
Three Bloggers Imprisoned for Criticizing Vietnamese Government (The Daily Dot)
Three Vietnamese bloggers have been sentenced to prison for challenging the government’s record on human rights and corruption, a portentous sign of a continuing Internet crackdown in the communist southeast Asian nation. The three bloggers are all founding members of the “Free Journalists Club,” a group of citizen reporters who publish on blogs.
YouTube Debuts Video Translator for 300 Languages (CNET)
YouTube is looking to help video makers grow their global audience. Google’s video hosting platform announced Monday that videos can now be translated into more than 300 languages — from Turkish to Tagalog to Tswana.
Would You Join Another Social Network Just So Photos of Your Kids Could Stay Truly Private? (Babble.com)
Here’s an interesting thing to think about: joining yet another social network in order to keep photos of your kids truly private. New site Rootsy sure hopes the idea holds some appeal.
Apple, YouTube and Twitter Voted the United Kingdom’s Coolest Brands (AllTwitter)
Twitter has been voted the fourth coolest brand in the United Kingdom, behind Apple and YouTube, who both fended off six-time winner Aston Martin, with the car manufacturer dropping down into third place. CoolBrand’s annual survey of Britain’s most desirable brands, which is decided by 3,000 consumers and a panel of 39 experts, saw Twitter make the list for the first time, with Facebook failing to chart.