Claim: MySpace will be replaced with
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2007]
Myspace 2 coming soon
Tom is in debt….. Payin for My Space
The rumor is true. with all the fines and licenses tom has become in debt. In addition tom needs to clear the overly crowded site. We apoligize fot the let down, but starting
Origins: Just as we’ve seen yet another iteration of the “free merchandise for forwarding an
several years, so have we received multiple variations of the several-year-old “your favorite free Internet service is overloaded and is going to start deleting accounts and/or charging users” hoax.
November 2007 brought us the garbled rumor quoted above, one which seemingly claimed that the popular social networking site MySpace was overloaded and in debt and would be replaced by
Not only is the basic idea behind this hoax a hoary one (having circulated in one form or another since at least 1999), but applying it to MySpace and mooting the idea of a
warning that an overloaded MySpace would be deleting thousands of accounts (save for those belonging to people who reposted the warning message) made the rounds of the Internet back in
Bottom line? It’s the same leg-pull no matter which Internet site or service is mentioned, how authoritative the message appears to be, or how fancy the exhortation to forward the letter to all your buddies may be.
Last updated: 26 November 2007