(originally stylized as My Space) is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. In August 2003, several e Universe employees with Friendster accounts saw potential in its social networking features.
The group decided to mimic the more popular features of the website.
The project was overseen by Brad Greenspan (e Universe's Founder, Chairman, CEO), who managed Chris De Wolfe (My Space's starting CEO), Josh Berman, Tom Anderson (My Space's starting president), and a team of programmers and resources provided by e Universe. The company held contests to see who could sign up the most users.and move it to the head of the pack of social networking websites.A key architect was tech expert Toan Nguyen who helped stabilize the Myspace platform when Brad Greenspan asked him to join the team.Co-founder and CTO Aber Whitcomb played an integral role in software architecture, utilizing the then superior development speed of Cold Fusion over other dynamic database driven server-side languages of the time.Despite over ten times the number of developers, Friendster, which was developed in Java Server Pages (jsp), could not keep up with the speed of development of Myspace and cfm.
The My domain was originally owned by Your Z.com, Inc., intended until 2002 for use as an online data storage and sharing site.
By 2004, it was transitioned from a file storage service to a social networking site.
A friend, who also worked in the data storage business, reminded Chris De Wolfe that he had earlier bought the domain My
Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenage and young adult social groups.
In February 2005, De Wolfe held talks with Mark Zuckerberg over acquiring Facebook but De Wolfe rejected Zuckerberg's million asking price.
Some employees of Myspace, including De Wolfe and Berman, were able to purchase equity in the property before My Space and its parent company e Universe (now renamed Intermix Media) was bought.