MySpace and the Growth in Online Social Networking

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It's been a while since we branched out from using the Web as an information highway to sharing our private selves with perfect strangers in chat rooms. Two years ago, on a shoestring budget, Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson created, which has grown into the second biggest log-in site in the US --- Yahoo is first, ahead of Google, CraigsList, MapQuest, eBay and The wildly popular cyber meeting space is where people flirt, share music and poetry, and make friends. Last month alone, 37 million users, 25% of them under 18, visited the social-networking space to post pictures, video, artwork and opinions. While the 70 million visitors use the site without charge, MySpace-owner Rupert Murdoch earned $40 million in advertising revenue in 2005 and is predicted to triple that number this year. Diana Nyad guest hosts.
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Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

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