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The volatility of social networks was exemplified in 2006 when Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal launched an investigation into children's exposure to pornography on Myspace; the resulting media frenzy and Myspace's inability to build an effective spam filter gave the site a reputation as a "vortex of perversion".Around that time, specialized social media companies such as Twitter formed and began targeting Myspace users, while Facebook rolled out communication tools which were seen as safe in comparison to Myspace.The group decided to mimic the more popular features of the website.Within 10 days, the first version of Myspace was ready for launch, implemented using Cold Fusion.
Open Social was to promote a common set of standards for software developers to write programs for social networks. Google had been unsuccessful in building its own social networking site Orkut in the U. market and was using the alliance to present a counterweight to Facebook.
In July 2005, in one of the company's first major Internet purchases, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and other media enterprises) purchased Myspace for US0 million.
After losing the bidding war for Myspace, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone stunned the entertainment industry in September 2006 when he fired Tom Freston from the position of CEO.
A complete infrastructure of finance, human resources, technical expertise, bandwidth, and server capacity was available for the site.
The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (e Universe's Founder, Chairman, CEO), who managed Chris De Wolfe (My Space's starting CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (My Space's starting president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by e Universe. The company held contests to see who could sign up the most users.