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Tue May 3, 2011
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The Tuesday Podcast: The Rise And Fall Of An Internet Giant

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 4:22 pm

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There was a brief moment — post-Friendster, pre-Facebook — when MySpace was a big deal.

How did that happen? And why was the moment so brief?

The answer involves porn, spyware, and total ignorance. On today's podcast we talk to Julia Angwin, author of Stealing Myspace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America.

Note: The interview originally aired in a podcast in August of '09.

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