MySpace: The emperor has no clothes?

By Steve Outing

Just tried to log in to MySpace:

MySpace Too Busy
That was the entire page. Can’t MySpace at least come up with a more elegant error message?

As often as not I see this kind of thing on MySpace — page elements and ads that don’t load, etc. For arguably the most popular site on the Web, wouldn’t you expect Google-like performance? I wonder how MySpace gets by with amateurish stuff like this. Is that part of its charm?

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

2 Responses to "MySpace: The emperor has no clothes?"

  1. Derek Scruggs
    Derek Scruggs 11 years ago .Reply

    FWIW they run it on a server platform ColdFusion, which I believe is not really meant to scale to this level.

  2. jon
    jon 11 years ago .Reply

    myspace–surely the founders signed a deal with the devil, is the only way i can account for its success despite its broken ness.

    well that and the large # of their audience doesn’t expect much anyway.

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