Many of those who had lovingly handcrafted their Myspace with custom HTML to change their fonts, and add animated GIFs and custom cursors, balked at the idea of everyone’s profile looking the same. What’s amazing, however, is that this wasn’t originally intentional, as Julia Angwin describes in her book Stealing Myspace. Myspace coder Toan Nguyen “forgot to block Web markup language in user submissions. His mistake allowed users to build colorful backgrounds and load them onto their Myspaces.”
I instantly started daydreaming about my fun MySpace glitter background and Yahoo! Geocities HTML coding days. Those two platforms are 100% of the reason I was able to become a Digital News Editor for at least six years. Free code training.