I think not

Wired magazine has an interesting interview this month with billionaire mogual Rupert Murdoch. The interview basically revolves around his purchase of MySpace. It’s an interesting article and certainly refreshing to hear some of the things he talks about , espcially since he is the poster boy for what could be called the “media elite”

What isn’t so interesting is this quote from the interviewer:

“That’s where the Internet comes in, specifically MySpace, and the millions of young trendsetters who make it the most disruptive force to hit pop culture since MTV.”

wow. Personally, I think that between MTV’s debut ( 1980 I think ) and now there have been some things that were distruptive forces. To name a few:

  • Cell Phones
  • The Internet it self
  • Instant Messaging
  • SMS Texting
  • Video Game consoles

Anyone of these can be seen as a HUGE force in the relm of not only pop culture, but also in mainstream culture itself. MySpace certainly wasn’t the first to hit it big and change the way the youth, or the “trendsetters” as the interviewer calls them, function.