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article on MySpace in English WP has a nice subheading ‘Revenue model‘:
MySpace operates solely on revenues generated by advertising as its user model possesses no paid-for features for the end user. Through its Web site and affiliated ad networks, MySpace is second only to Yahoo! in it its capacity to collect data about its users and thus in its ability to use behavioral targeting to select the ads each visitor sees.
On August 8, 2006, search engine Google signed a $900 million deal to provide a Google search facility and advertising on MySpace. <…>
Companies such as Slide.com, RockYou!, and YouTube were all launched on MySpace as widgets providing additional functionality to the site. Other sites created layouts to personalize the site and made hundreds of thousands of dollars for its owners…
unfortunately, the very poorly edited entry on wordpress.com lacks this important heading. its importance is due to the fact that Automattic places Google ads on the personal blogs hosted at .com is cunningly passed over in silence at sign up.
anyway, for a potential wiki editors Root came up with a very succinct definition of wordpress.com’s business model. just two words: Google’s bitch!
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