More Goose, more often from Scoble

April 11, 2007

Scoble on Photobucket’s ban @ MySpace: Myspace is right, everyone else is bad, parasites even.


MySpace is the amazing success it is because it gave it’s users a creative freedom other sites didn’t.

My response to Scoble as follows. It will probably get deleted, so I’ll post it here.

I’ll tell you what I think, I think you’re a goose. News Corp’s Myspace has become popular off the back of allowing broad creative freedom to users, and now it’s trying to take that away. Have you actually checked Myspace to see if there’s an easy alternative there to Photobucket’s video hosting? THERE ISN’T. People are using services such as this because MySpace DOESN’T offer a reasonable alternative + they want to run this stuff on their sites. This is literally a case of MySpace bitting the hand that has helped fuel its amazing success, it’s not an argument about whether they should be able to make money off the site, that they should be able to make money is a given, it’s about creative freedom and what defines a given service, in this case MySpace, and its users.

Food for thought.

One response to More Goose, more often from Scoble

  1. This story seems full of mis-information in general – only their video feature got banned, and thats because it had ads in it. The image hosting pat was left alone.

    I can see the point of not having another option, when it comes to monetizing, this isn’t free-willy MySpace now – its Fox behemoth MySpace now. Imagine what Murdoch would think if he saw a MySpace page, saw a video, and saw ads on it, only to be told they weren’t getting a dime for it. Talk about being fired in a nano-second 🙂