Former Laguna Beach Season 2 star Kristin Cavallari now posts original (and not-so-original) content on a variety of online platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and of course, the Official Kristin Cavallari App for iPhone and Android. But, as the essential blog Pop Culture Died In 2009 pointed out yesterday, she wasn’t always so Internet-savvy:
There needs to be a term for when the shining tech star of the previous generation of the internet burns out then sells for less than the world's most expensive dollhouse. MySpacing out? New York tech incubator Betaworks has bought the skeleton of Digg, once a social networking monster—it even got verbed!—for a paltry $500,000, according to the Wall Street Journal.
For all the talk about Justin Timberlake taking over MySpace, it turns out that the real decision maker at the recently sold social network is a former Pepsi executive named Al Dejewski. And Dejewski's is proposing some tough love: detox, shape up, and focus on selling music, for bros. Oh, God, whatever, dad.
If a social network goes down, but nobody uses it, should we even blog about it? If it's MySpace, sure, why not. The Justin Timberlake vanity project crashed for a while last night, generating literally threes of concerned tweets and a couple of obligatory tech blog posts. But it's back, so you may now continue forgetting about it.
So shadowy digital repo concern Specific Media took MySpace off News Corp.'s hands for the joke sum of 35 million dollars. Thirty-five million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Thirty-five billion dollars. And how do you make that much money? By getting Justin Timberlake to align his triple-platinum swag with your cobweb-strewn social networking relic.