KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE BUSINESS NEWS -- Sept 22 -- MySpace has 29 million members with 110,000 new members joining each day, and more than 350,000 musicians profiles. Intermix Media parent company) was purchased in July by NewsCorp for $580 million. danah boyd, a doctoral student at UC Berkeley, who doesn't capitalize her name, studies the demographics of MySpace as part of her research on social technology. She said most MySpace members are younger than 22, and she compared them to the young people who spent hours on the phone or hanging out in malls in the 1980s. MySpace offers special features for musicians and bands including Mp3 players that can be added to a profile for free, giving independent musicians an easy way to get their music heard. The site also has an extensive list of area shows.
Mark Brooks: New social networks could be built around other specific interests such as gaming.