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

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/29/11 04:09 PM ET   Updated: 08/29/11 06:12 AM ET

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.

August 2003: Myspace Founded
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Myspace was founded in August 2003 by employees of eUniverse, an internet marketing company (later known as Intermix Media), after they saw potential in Friendster's concept. Chris DeWolfe, Brad Greenspan, Tom Anderson and Josh Berman all worked on the project. Anderson would later become president and DeWolfe would become CEO.

In this July 2005 photo, Anderson, left, is seen with DeWolfe.
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