Monday, April 13, 2009

Julia Angwin

From Dan Schawbel's interview with Julia Angwin, author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America:

What is unique about the story of MySpace?

Most Internet startups were founded by techie engineer types and based on some technological breakthrough. MySpace was founded by cool Hollywood kids, and its chairman was a nightclub owner. Before they founded MySpace, Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson sent spam, sold cute cursors that contained spyware, pushed spy cameras and dabbled in pornography. MySpace proved that the Internet industry was not just for geeks.

What does the title “Stealing MySpace” mean?

It can mean a lot of things. First...[read on]
Read an excerpt from Stealing MySpace, and visit Julia Angwin's website and blog.

The Page 99 Test: Stealing MySpace.

--Marshal Zeringue