Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

September 12, 2006 An Empire Based on Spam?

Blogdex and Daypop are DeadI've called "the bastard son of the Globe," but the analogy might be better served by likening the site to Spam, according to a muckraking expose written by Trent Lapinski which appeared in ValleyWag this week.

According to Lapinski, "MySpace was actually created by executives whose backgrounds are anchored in spam and mass marketing, and who are tied to investment scandals" and the site's phenomenal growth is due to nothing more than the "re-imagining and repackaging of spam." seems untouchable right now (some studies put its popularity ahead of Yahoo's), but if Lapinski is on the money, it's a castle built on sand.

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