http://consumerist.com/2007/12/13/sprint-cuts-a-deal-to/

Sprint cuts a deal to make surfing MySpace via your phone easier. Oh joy. [Reuters]

Best Buy's Myspace Forum For Sharing Dumb Customer Stories

Best Buy's Myspace Forum For Sharing Dumb Customer Stories

There’s a forum on social networking site Myspace where Best Buy employees share the dumbest things customers have ever said to them. They range from the “I probably should find another job:”

wheres the bathroom

MySpace Advertising To Become Much More Targeted

MySpace Advertising To Become Much More Targeted

“We’re looking at everything people put into their profiles and what their friends are into,” said Arnie Gullov-Singh, a Fox Interactive vice president.

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/25/29000-registered-sex-offenders-deleted/

29,000 registered sex offenders deleted from MySpace. [Ad Age]

Apple Store Blocks MySpace

Apple Store Blocks MySpace

It’s a sad day for cheap vain people, the Apple Store has blocked MySpace. One can no longer hog the computers taking pursed-lipped self-portraits with PhotoBooth and uploading them to MySpace. Apparently, such people were clogging up the Macs for hours at a time.

Like, Cingular Friends MySpace

According to Reuters, Cingular has cut a deal to offer MySpace on almost all of its cell phones. For a measly $2.99 a month, people not old enough to have cell phones, let alone MySpace profiles, can update photos, check MySpace messages, and update their blogs…all from their phones! It looks like the holidays have come early for internet predators!—MEGHANN MARCO

MySpace’s Racist Ring Tone Ads

MySpace’s Racist Ring Tone Ads

On one hand, it’s hard to believe that MySpace endorsed or even saw this advertisement for cell phone ringtones that it’s been displaying on their web page. On the other hand, this sort of big-lipped, bone-through-the-fro depiction of an African hasn’t been acceptable since some of Louis Armstrong’s more colorful Max Fleischer appearances.

The News; Myspace Eats Lead

The News; Myspace Eats Lead

• Just make sure your kids eat the lunch, not the box. [ABC] “FDA Warns Lunch Box Makers About Lead”

Blogobitchin’!

Blogobitchin’!

• This MickyDee’s didn’t realize that giving away free wi-fi didn’t mean just selling more milkshakes to kids playing Super Yoshi’s Disco Poophouse against each other, it also attracted homeless bloggers. You can’t have your honey-slathered butter biscuit and eat it too. [The Homeless Guy] “McDonalds: The Evil Empire Strikes”

180solutions’ Serves Up MySpace Spyware

180solutions’ Serves Up MySpace Spyware

Just when we think that MySpace couldn’t sink any lower in our esteems unless a gigantic bottomless pit opened up beneath the corporate headquarters and the tentacles of Cthulhu him/her/itself coiled around it to drag it into the chthonic pit… MySpace starts infecting users with spyware.

The News Sexually Assualts the Senses

The News Sexually Assualts the Senses

• Minions of Cinderfella? [New Orleans City Business] “Transvestite crime gangs pester Magazine Street owners”

The News; Impotent Indignation

The News; Impotent Indignation

• The news is not that a data breach at VISA had a data breach that caused consumer’s debit cards to get stolen, it’s that they’re actually finally formally announcing it. “Visa Says ATM Breach May Have Exposed Data” [CT]

Best Posts Ever, This Week

Best Posts Ever, This Week

A review of the week that was in consumerism, as determined by popularity contest.

Pith & Vinegar: Special Questions Edition

Pith & Vinegar: Special Questions Edition

• Are asking questions a copout from doing hardcore blogging? [The Consumerist]

Tom’s Second Profile, Revealed!

Tom’s Second Profile, Revealed!

Illinois Highschool Will Monitor Myspace

Myspace is quickly becoming Theirspace. In so-called “Libertyville” Illinois:

Fuck Myspace, We’re Deleting Our Profile

Fuck Myspace, We’re Deleting Our Profile

Tom is not our friend anymore. Neither is MAGIC CYCLOPS, ElectroBOOBIES, Larry TEE or Mr. Pacman.

Myspace the Secret Garden of Conmen and Spammers?

Myspace the Secret Garden of Conmen and Spammers?

According to these reports summed up over at Valleywag, Myspace isn’t a megatacular grassroots operation run out of a garage by “Tom” and his buddy Chris, but a multi-million operation created by the cons and insider traders of Intermix Media. Among their other business ventures were installing spyware on millions of computers. Chris and Tom were just the “cabin boys” or “poster boys,” the Valleywag source alleges.