HERE WE GO AGAIN
However, everal questions raced through my mind as I saw this:
- "MySpace Generation??" Do the editor realize how corny and trite that title really sounds?
- When the sub-title says "They live online. They buy online. They play online. Their power is growing", does this mean that anyone outside that "young, Generation @ or X" demographic is NOT doing any of those things in large and significant numbers?
- Does this mean the beginning of the end for MySpace and Rupert Murdoch's $680 million big bet?
- Does this mean social networking is REALLY over?
- Does this mean Web 2.0 is over?
- Do the BusinessWeek editors realize how off-the-mark a cover story like this usually comes across, especially in hindsight?
- Did BusinessWeek not learn it's lessons from running and hyping similar glowing cover stories about the "Information SuperHighway", Netscape, and other Web 1.0 related hoopla a decade ago?
- How long before BusinessWeek's competitors here and overseas feel compelled to run similar stories?
- Do cover stories like this REALLY help circulation in the short run? In the long run?
- How long before BusinessWeek runs a cover story on how hyped the social networking/Web 2.0 space became and/or refer negatively to the MySpace acquisition by News Corp.?
Any more questions come up your end?