||"A social utility that connects you with the people around you"
||"A place for friends"
||Employees of eUniverse (later Intermix Media)
||CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, VC firms including Accel Partners and Greylock Partners
||News Corp., which bought Intermix Media in 2005
|Original Legal Problems
||Sued by founders of ConnectU, who claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea. The suit was settled in February.
||Founder Brad Greenspan claimed in a lawsuit that News Corp. paid too little for MySpace. The suit was dismissed.
|Worldwide Visitors (May 2008)
||123.9 million, up 162% from May 2007
||114.6 million, up 5% from May 2007
|U.S. Visitors (May 2008)
||35.6 million, up 34% from May 2007
||73.7 million, up 7% from May 2007
|Legendary Time Wasters
||Music and blogs
||Your friend Tom
||Lily Allen, Al Franken, and Lindsay Lohan have personal pages.
||Lily Allen, Jessica Biel, Paris Hilton, and Jenna Fischer blog.
||Mark Zuckerberg on MySpace: "We don't view ourselves as a traditional media property or media portal, which I think is how MySpace would define themselves."
||Rupert Murdoch on Facebook: "They've not monetized as well as us... . They've done a great job at being the flavor of the month."