Social media users scrambled to be social (online) on Monday after Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all disappeared into the world. For some, Myspace was the answer to fill that void.
Facebook Inc., which owns all three affected platforms, released a statement confirming a widespread outage and said they were working to restore access.
Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer for the social media giant, said in a tweet that the company “was experiencing network issues and teams were working as fast as possible to debug and restore.”
Meanwhile, Facebook and Twitter users remembered Myspace, a social networking site that was once considered the king of social media in the early 2000s.
Myspace had it all. Custom bling-out HTML pages. Music playlists. And of course, the famous “Top 8” friend list.
The site was established in 2003 and quickly rose to social fame with its unique features, but began its descent when competition from Facebook and other platforms entered the market. Myspace attempted to rebrand itself as a music platform in 2009 and was subsequently sold for $ 35 million in 2011 to popstar Justin Timberlake and Specific Media.
How to log into your old Myspace account
Most of the platform’s most notable features were gone after it was sold. However, Myspace says that users’ old photos and friends were recovered during the site redesign.
With Facebook down, many former Myspace curators might try to log into their abandoned accounts. If so, here are some steps you can take to get access to your abandoned accounts.
The New York Times takes an in-depth look at what Facebook actually knows about you, your habits, interests, and personality quirks, and explains what’s going on with all that data.