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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#84: The Rise And Fall Of An Internet Giant

May 4th, 2011

Episode 370 of 901 episodes

There was a brief moment — post-Friendster, pre-Facebook — when MySpace was a big deal. How did that happen? And why was the moment so brief? The answer involves porn, spyware, and total ignorance. On today's podcast we talk to Julia Angwin, author of Stealing Myspace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America. Note: The interview originally aired in a podcast in August of '09.