Sext and the City
Our prediction for employment trends of 2013? A “no sexting” clause in your contract.
The New York Post reports that Scott Sassa, a top executive at Hearst, has been forced to resign after a Los Angeles-based stripper forwarded he sexts he sent her to Hearst’s “very conservative top brass.”
Don't Call It a Comeback
Break out the “Bright Eyes,” over-sharers! LiveJournal, the no. 1 blogging platform of choice for navel-gazers in the early aughts is sending out notices this week that, “LiveJournal is planning to start deleting inactive empty accounts.” A reader who received the email yesterday sent us a copy, but from the chatter on the site, it seems they’re not the only one.
Don’t dig a digital grave next to your Friendster testimonials and MySpace spam just yet, however. The purge, which LiveJournal has instituted at various times before, looks to be part of a recent attempt to win back American hearts and minds.
Dispatch from a Dinosaur
“Embarassingly got this out of the blue… on my AOL account,” writes a friend of Betabeat, forwarding an email headlined “A Personal Message from Friendster’s CEO.” That would be Ganesh Kumar Bangah, founder of MOL, the Malaysian company that acquired Friendster last year and just re-launched the network as a gaming site.