Trent Lapinski has compiled a pretty exhaustive history of
HotTopic: The Internet Version MySpace (the now 6th most visited site on the Internet), and it’s certainly an eye opener. Time deficient readers can see a digest version here, while completionists (like me) can peruse the whole shebang over at ValleyWag.
Apparently MySpace is the demon seed of a couple of spammers. Shocking, huh? Who would have thought it, what with the classy advertising and rigid standards they impose!