Myspace Hit The Delete Button on Your Stuff
If you're an artist who spent hours writing, recording, and mixing your songs, so you could put them on Myspace, check around to make sure you have the original copy. Myspace deleted your songs and photos a year ago, and they've tried to keep it secret.
Before Facebook became the big dog on the social media block, there was an area called Myspace. Founded in 2002, Myspace blew up quickly as a phenom, encouraging artists and bands, to upload their tunes and pics to their own Myspace page.
Myspace was clunky from the beginning, You had to design your...space. Most social media users seem to prefer a "turn-key" operation. Myspace required some time for design-more important if you're an artist looking for a record deal. Gotta be creative.
Facebook came along and all you had to do was upload. No designing. Open up and here ya go. Kids of all ages dug Facebook. Myspace became virtually useless and most people just took the "abandon in place" route. I can't even remember my user name much less, my password. In 2016, the Russians came-a-calling, and hacked into the Myspace platform and stole hundreds of passwords to accounts on the old sight.
If you haven't looked at your page since 2003, most of it may be gone. This mass erasure of online memories actually took place more than a year ago, but Myspace has managed to keep it quiet.
After reports of lost data grew on Reddit over the past 12 months, Myspace moved to put a short statement at the top of its front page on Monday reading "as a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace".
So, what does that mean? It's hard to know exactly how much data Myspace lost but estimations put it at more than 50 million songs by 14 million artists.
If any of that was yours, it's gone forever. If you ever had an account, you probably still do, deep with the confines of Myspace. Log in and check out your site. Let us know if something you really wanted, is gone.