Myspace History: A Timeline Of The Social Network's Biggest Moments

06/29/2011 03:09 pm ET | Updated Aug 29, 2011

With Myspace's sale on Wednesday to Specific Media for $35 million, a fraction of what News Corp. paid for the social network in 2005, it might be difficult to remember the influence that the now-struggling site once had on our lives.

Since its official launch in 2004, Myspace has played a role in social events like political scandals and was even central in grisly murder cases. At the same time, the site minted internet celebrities, launched musical careers and helped inspire an entire industry based around web 2.0.

Check out the slideshow below to see a history of the social network. What are some of your favorite Myspace memories and moments? Let us know in the comments.