Saturday, March 29, 2008

Artists create their own social networking websites

50 Cent has more than 1 million friends on MySpace, but if the rapper ever decides to leave the social network, he'll be leaving behind those friends, too. So like a growing number of artists, he's started his own social networking site.
The name of the website is, fans get the same exact features that myspace has, but 50 Cent has direct access to users and their e-mail addresses.
Kylie Minogue, Ludacris and the Pussycat Dolls are all also launching their own social networking sites. Artists can sell advertisements offer merchandise and downloads straight from the site. Also they own the content and data on how fans use the site, a feature myspace and facebook do not have.

"The thing that separates Thisis50 from MySpace is we control the e-mail database," says Chris "Broadway" Romero, director for new media at G-Unit Records, which handles Thisis50. "We can e-mail members if we want to."

These new networks are not meant to replace facebook or myspace. This is basically for the fans.

So if you are a fan of any of the artists listed above, check out their social networking websites!