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A Look Back at Google’s History of Social Media Failures

In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founder Tom Anderson is cursing the name Orkut Buyukkokten—not Mark Zuckerberg.

Is Maker Studios About to Take Down YouTube? Seems Unlikely

Is YouTube about to face its own Epic Stream Battle of Web Video History? Probably not.According to TheWrap, Maker Studios is looking to launch a new video site to rival YouTube. This story was apparently sparked by the infamous blogger/entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, who dropped some pretty bold statements this week at the Stream conference in Santa Monica, Calif.And while we certainly wish Maker luck, that claims seems fairly dubious, and the ambition out of whack.