Parker Parade

Doomed to Forever Be Confused With Justin Timberlake, Sean Parker Laments Backlash to His Lavish Forest Wedding

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Poor handsome, successful millionaire Sean Parker. Not only is he doomed to forever be confused with Justin Timberlake’s obnoxiously bro-ish portrayal of him in The Social Network, but he’s also been forced to cancel his honeymoon following the deafening backlash caused by his fantasy forest wedding. Can’t a super rich guy catch a break around here? Read More

Linkages

Booting Up: NASA Mohawk Guy is Back

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Remember that Crazy Blind Date app from OKCupid that purports to set you up with someone who hopefully won’t kill and/or maim you for a night on the town? Turns out it accidentally exposed users’ email addresses and birthdays. Sucks for everyone who lied about their age! [Wall Street Journal]

Google is holding a developer event for Glass. If you paid that $1,500 to get a test pair of Glass, you’re in for a treat. [AllThingsD]

California Rep. Zoe Lofgren has proposed a bill that she hopes will be called “Aaron’s Law” aimed at modifying the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which many say was abused in the Aaron Swartz case. [The Hill]

New MySpace seems kind of like it’s just a big ad for Justin Timberlake’s new song. [TechCrunch]

The awesome NASA mohawk guy is going to ride with a Mars Rover float in the Inaugural Parade, because America. [Wired]

Tough Jobs

This Poor Dude is Tasked with Trying to ‘Make MySpace Cool Again’

Mr. Vener (Photo: Jasen Hudson)

It’s hard to say where exactly MySpace went wrong. Once the favorite social networking platform of you and your little 9th grade friends too, it has become the quintessential target for Internet ire. One day you were pimping out your animated background and snapping selfies in your parents’ bathroom, and the next you were denying you even had a MySpace account. It basically became the equivalent of admitting you use Hotmail.

But MySpace, sold for a paltry sum a little over a year ago, is planning to stage a massive comeback–and there’s one dude who’s helping to do that. Read More

Old Dogs Learn New Tricks

Exec Compares Myspace to a ‘Young Adult Male,’ But It Looks More Like a Mid-Life Crisis to Us

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Myspace is preeeeeeeeety pumped about its relaunch (under its new parent company Specific Media) later this year. So pumped, in fact, that Al Dejewski, the company’s new senior VP-global marketing, has extreme fitness on the brain.

In an interview in AdAge, Mr. Dejewski compared Myspace’s eight-year life cycle “to that of a young male adult who found a way to express himself through music but decided to bulk up on things like classified ads and horoscopes along the way,” says the paper.

Interesting. Tell us more.

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