Free for anyone to join, MySpace started out as a small network in the United States. Now several years later, MySpace has tightened web site security, and increased the features it offers to its members. After dealing with several law suits due to sexual predators, MySpace now allows profiles to be private (only viewable to those who are on your friends list) and allows a setting that requires either the person's last name or email address to be known before an invitation can be sent. Because of several phising scams, it also now alerts you if you are leaving the MySpace site, and helps fight SPAM by using captchas.
Beyond a personal profile, music artists, comedians, and filmakers can create a profile designed to target their audience and build a following for themselves.
Users can host up to 300 photos on their profiles and, with little or no HTML knowlege, can customize their profiles in an unimaginable number of ways to make their profiles just as unique as themselves.
MySpace now works with the government to release information on Amber Alerts and hurricane evacuations, along with prohibiting anyone on the sex offender registry from having an account.
All of these things, combined with the fact that they are now international and you can reach millions of people, make this a wonderful service.