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More Troubles At MySpace

Since this morning, we have been noticing increased comment activity on our previous post about MySpace outage. It seems a lot of people are having trouble with the service, and accounts are being deleted. I would have ignored this trend for a wee bit longer, but Mashable is finding similar comments, so this is a bigger problem. The story has been dugg already!

It has been a hard couple of weeks for the largest social networking site in the world. Soaring temperatures caused power outages in the greater Los Angeles area, knocking out the power in one of the hosting centers that house MySpace. It was not the Equinix data center, but instead the InterNAP data center that went out. Fox Interactive President Ross Levinsohn says the company is working hard to beef up its infrastructure, and adding redundancy.

Frankly, it is a big surprise that the service hasn’t had a hiccup before, though it has had its share of non-tech problems. According to Hitwise, has achieved a 3814% increase in visits over two years (comparing the market share of visits for the week ending July 22, 2006 versus the week ending July 24, 2004) and 140% increase in visits since the same time last year (week ending July 23, 2005.) Hitwise estimates that MySpace accounts for about 81.24% of the total social networking market.

76 Responses to “More Troubles At MySpace”

  1. Im really irrated with myspace at this moment. I login successgully on myspace evrytime. However when i try to read messages,edit my profile,ad friens,etc., it brings me right back to the login page and makes me sign in again. It tells me to login to continue and make sure that you are visiting the REAL myspace. What is that supposed to mean? If someone has the answer to this problem, please share!


  3. every time i click on a message sent me on myspace to respond, it takes me right back to the main page. When i check my comments and try to reply to them to, it automatically takes me back as well. Why is this happening? Did someone hack into my myspace?

    please help me out

  4. I have notice that ever since i switched the eye format on my profile, I can no longer view my
    friends subject in the bulletins after page one and also I can not view my friends list after page one.
    I was reading on alternatives on a help site and it said since I have an IMAC that might have something
    to do with it. Also that is the reason why I can not get myspace IM’s…. If anyone knows what is up,
    please help…. I have been racking my brain trying to figure these details out.

    Thank you,

  5. 2 days ago I tried to open my MySpace page, both by Name and by Customer ID Number, and got the message: “Invalid Friend ID.
    This user has either cancelled their membership, or their account has been deleted.” I DIDN’T CANCEL MY ACCOUNT! Although a search for my Name and my Email return “Sorry we weren’t able to find …”, a search for my Display Name finds 2 listed but only displays “1 of 2” with no display of the 2nd one, which is mine. And although my Comments and Picture has been removed from my Friends pages, I AM INCLUDED in their Friends pictures counter total, although my Picture is “invisible”. One less shows in their “View all Friends” page than their counter says is there. Might be the same for the Comments, but since you have to be logged in to view them, and I can’t log in, I don’t know for sure. Emails to MySpace Customer Service have not been replied to. It is like I am in the database but invisible. What gives? I’m waiting a couple more days for my Profile to magically reappear and if not, then I’ll recreate it. I’m glad I saved a copy of all of my codes in to a separate file.

  6. Has anyone found the answer for correcting the error #GetResourceText(‘#ResourceFile#’,’ErrorMessage’,’#CountryCookieData#’)#

    I can not creat a new account on my computer and my daughter can not log into her account from my computer, but she can from other computers. Any help would be appreciated. My Space does not seem to have the answers.

  7. I have for the last two days been trying to send messages on myspace. Everytime I do this I receive something that states I have exceeded my daily limit. What does this mean and how can I fix it?

  8. Hi, i have been told my privelidges have been suspended, i have filled out the copyright form about 20 times literally and emailed tom, customer service AND myspace help, again about 20 times, still ive had no reply!! is anyone actually there?!!!!! can someone help!

  9. Hi.

    For the last week I’v been getting emails to my hotmail account that I have tons of messages, comments and friend requests on Myspace – but I can’t read any of them. When I try to it says I have zero to read.
    What’s going on – will someone please help me?

  10. hi lately i havent been able to reply my comments and messages. it keeps saying page not found. i also havent been able to look at any of my friends except for the first page. how will i be able to do what i want on my page?

  11. I have been phished, so i went to change my password like im supposed to. But i cant even get into my account settings, or even my edit profile. I cant comment, send messages, or anything! What am i supposed to do? Does anyone know how to fix this? Please e-mail me at [email protected]

  12. I have been trying to login to myspace and all I get is this server error message below…. (so I can’t even login to get to the contact buttons to report this to MYSPACE…does anybody know what to do?:

    Server Error in ‘/’ Application.

    Runtime Error

    Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

    Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a tag within a “web.config” configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This tag should then have its “mode” attribute set to “Off”.

    Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the “defaultRedirect” attribute of the application’s configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

  13. well
    i have yried to login to my myspace!,but i would not let my.. it would say that i have to put a verifacation code inn and that doesnt even workk!!!!
    i have tryed sos many times that it said that was gunna lokk this acccount for 15 minutes!!
    now that sukks!