Thursday, July 13, 2006

How not to kill a story

MySpace Kills Internet Tube Song

After hearing Sen. Ted Stevens' now infamous description of the internet as a "series of tubes," Andrew Raff sang the senator's words over a folksy ditty and anonymously posted it to, where about 2,500 people listened to the tune, thanks to a link from one of the net's top blogs.

On Tuesday, MySpace canceled the TedStevensFanClub account, telling Raff that the social-networking site, now owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., had received a "credible complaint of your violation of the MySpace Terms of Services."

If anyone in Stevens office is put pressure on MySpace to do this, they urgently need to go into another line of work. This just guarantees more life to a story that would have died by now.

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