MySpace jumps the shark

Apparently MySpace has jumped the shark, with the number of page hits dropping 4% in September. News Corp say it’s a normal seasonal variation. I’m skeptical of that explanation, as us old-timers know that September is when all the students go to college, jump on their fast college-provided Internet connections, and post tons of crap on the net. Of course, now we have Eternal September, but many sites still see a noticeable uptick in traffic that month.

In case you missed it

According to Asia Business Times, many US corporations are preparing major efforts to shift jobs from the US to countries like India and China. A few of the big names: Microsoft, IBM, AT&T Wireless, Disney, AOL Time Warner, and News International (Fox). You probably haven’t seen many big announcements, though. As the Times explains: …on the threshold of a US presidential election year, job losses are a hot button issue. A company that highlighted a major job transfer could wind up in the campaign debate.

Comcast cable TV lineup for Cambridge Massachusetts

2 <td> Corporation for Public Broadcasting </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 3 </td> <td> Comcast </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 4 </td> <td> Viacom </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 5 </td> <td> Disney </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 6 </td> <td> Comcast & Hearst Corporation </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 7 </td> <td> General Electric </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 8 </td> <td> Public Access </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 9 </td> <td> Public Access </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 10 </td> <td> Public Access </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 11 </td> <td> Corporation for Public Broadcasting </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12 </td> <td> AOL Time Warner </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 13 </td> <td> News Corporation </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 14 </td> <td> Viacom </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 15 </td> <td> General Electric </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 16 </td> <td> Corporation for Public Broadcasting </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 17 </td> <td> Univision Communications </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 18 </td> <td> Independent WNDS </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 19 </td> <td> General Electric </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 20 </td> <td> Independent WMFP </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 21 </td> <td> Univision Communications </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 22 </td> <td> Public Access </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 23 </td> <td> Independent WYDN </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 24 </td> <td> Disney </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 25 </td> <td> Viacom </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 26 </td> <td> Disney </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 27 </td> <td> Discovery Communications </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 28 </td> <td> Viacom </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 29 </td> <td> Viacom </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 30 </td> <td> News Corporation </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 31 </td> <td> AOL Time Warner </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 32 </td> <td> E.