Posts from the ‘MySpace’ Category
Virtual Worlds as “Third Places” II
May 20, 2007
Last September I wrote about something which has intrigued me for quite a while — the notion of a virtual world as a “third place.”
Michael Arrington just wrote on MyMiniLife, which a great example of what I was thinking about then.
I am going to try reaching out to these guys and see what I can learn.
Will let you know what I find out.
Addendum: also check out this NYT article on the new Barbie-world.
YouTube sees “Heavy” Competition in October
October 17, 2006
So, yesterday I posted about the YouTube-MySpace competition heating up. Which it is.
But, apparently, I missed another YouTube rivalry from within my own portfolio!
According to the multinational media publisher VNU :
… YouTube had to fend off strong competition in the video traffic space from Heavy.com during the week ending 8 October.
Website traffic analysis firm Hitwise reported that Heavy.com, the largest independent broadband network in the US, is the second largest entertainment video site on the web with a 17 per cent market share
This compares with YouTube’s 35 per cent market share for the same week in October.
Heavy.com outranked MySpace, Google Video and Metacafe for video traffic based on visits.
I’ll try not to sandbag my own portfolio companies in the future! I’ve actually gotten ahold of the Hitwise data, and will post once I figure out how to…
MySpace – YouTube Competition Heating Up
October 16, 2006
This hardly comes as a surprise, but it sure seems as if the rivalry between MySpace and YouTube is turning up a notch after the Goo-Tube deal.
Search engine watch reports that MySpace has quietly added a “Video Space” that is likely to drive more traffic to member videos.