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MySpace loses 50million tracks.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47610936

Whoops. How does that amount of data get deleted by accident? Is the data there but the database corrupt?

Anyway, last time I used it I was on dialup. and I thought it was no longer used. I can’t log in as I’ve lost the use of the email I used about 5 years ago. 

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Dear Mr / Mrs Myspace,

I would like to apply for the senior position of IT Manager that has just become available. I am fully versed in the latest Spectrum and Commodore computing systems and have built my own Olivetti PC from parts. I believe that along with these skills and experience I have a novel concept to offer in the minimisation of business risk. I have named this philosophy and practical execution "Backup 101" and know that once I have explained the concept to you it will be embraced by yourselves with the possibility of selling it to other computer users.

Best regards,

Ivor Bacupavyoo

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I miss MySpace. I stayed on until about 2010 before I switched to Facebook 🙄

I bet this now marks the death of the social media site. 

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Oh no, my songs from early 2000s .... 

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17 hours ago, chris_b said:

Everyone's got backups, right?

That was my reaction - who would have tracks (or any content) only on MySpace? 

Better change my user name before I start getting some of the blame 😄

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I saw a rumour that it was cheaper to 'lose the data' publically, than the cost of migrating them to a new platform.

As someone who works in IT, I can actually believe this. Glad I backed up my old metal band MP3s into Google Drive...

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Yes. Quite a few comments there on the BBC website. Apparently Murdoch lost close on £500m on it when he sold it. 

I played around a bit with the styling (although it was a bit of a nightmare and weren’t many rescources about detailing what elements could be changed) and you could allegedly buy skins. Quite a clever concept for building a ‘standard webpage’ for musicians. I quite liked it. 

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