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MySpace CEO thinks he knows web 2.0

Peter CherninPeter Chernin, CEO of MySpace's parent company, Newscorp thinks web 2.0 is driven by MySpace. He is quoted as saying "If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it's Flickr, whether it's Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications, almost all of them are really driven off the back of MySpace." He is naive and needs to do his research. It is true that many sites owe their new found and wide-spread success to the popularity of MySpace (like photobucket), but many of them were doing fine long before MySpace got popular. Flickr has been around doing its own thing regardless of MySpace for example. Hasn't he seen the web 2.0 poster floating around the web? Tons of web 2.0 apps don't have any kind of relationship with MySpace. File this one in the "CEOs say stupid things" folder.

Tags: flickr, myspace, news, newscorp, Peter Chernin, PeterChernin, photobucket



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