So this week we have the New York Times examining the phenomenon of teenage digicam self-portraits (uh, newsworthy?), parental hysteria over sexual predators on MySpace affecting advertising revenue, approximately 8 million “Is Your Child Safe on MySpace?” local news segments, and of course Siva’s Daily Show segment.
Needless to say, when a site gets 43 million users, you’re going to see some backlash, and here it is. I’m actually really surprised it’s flown under the radar for this long, especially after the Friendster press orgasm of 2003.
Hey journalists, if you need a hipster academic to interview about MySpace and danah boyd’s busy, give me a call.