MySpace website attracting numerous Christian companies as well as independent artists

AMERICAN trade magazine Christian Retailing ran an article on the MySpace phenomenon, Companies Use MySpace To Reach Teens. The article, by Amanda Doyle, reported, "Social networking internet site - long used by musicians - is being embraced by Christian product suppliers and even retailers looking to attract new customers. While the site has been a source of controversy recently due to cases involving internet predators, it boasts more than 100 million networked profiles and recently added a music store feature to allow artists and labels to sell songs directly from their pages. The site also has been imitated by Christian groups - including,, and - trying to create the same feel and network with a specific Christian focus.

"MySpace also has become a hub for various local ministries, church groups and even Christian companies, as its use of "bulletin" messages sent to all an account's "friends", blogs and custom calendar generators that allow members to publicly post upcoming events or important dates in their area can update visitors."

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