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One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean

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2012 has offered some highs and lows, we've laughed, we've cried and here are our ten favourite moments

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Danny Welbeck was the alleged target of the abuse

Monkey taunt Chelsea fan, who describes himself as a 'drunken menace', goes into hiding

The Chelsea fan pictured apparently making racist “monkey” gestures at a black Manchester United player appears to have gone into hiding.

Justin Timberlake played Facebook investor Sean Parker in 'The Social Network'

Can Justin and co bring Myspace back?

It was the most-visited social network until Facebook stole its thunder. Now the site hopes a makeover will change its status

Police at Hans Rausing’s Chelsea home yesterday

Eva Rausing's body lay undiscovered for a week at her Belgravia home, say police

Eva Rausing, the wife of an heir to the Tetra Pak fortune, may have lay dead for up to a week in a bedroom at the couple's £50m central London home, it emerged yesterday.

Adele triumphs at Billboard awards

Adele picked up a dozen gongs at the Billboard Music Awards less than a week after her triumph at the Ivor Novellos.

Friends Reunited 'now provokes the same nostalgia we reserve for Opal Fruits or Saturday afternoon wrestling on ITV'

Cyber Culture: What happens to the long-lost social networks?

An email slipped into millions of inboxes last week carrying the news that Google Wave, an ambitiously complex social network whose intricacies baffled most of those who tried it, was finally going to be put out of its misery on 30 April, less than three years after its birth. At about the same time a voice boomed from beyond the grave. It belonged to Friends Reunited, a pioneering social network that now provokes the same nostalgia we reserve for Opal Fruits or Saturday afternoon wrestling on ITV. The plan for the old-schoolmates hangout is to lure us back by positioning the site as a memory stash; a place where we can wallow in nostalgia, upload old photos and browse through archive shots from the Press Association. Here were two different answers to the same question: what do you do with a social network when we no longer care about it? Kill it? Or try to claw us back? It's a question that dozens of services are facing.

The Twitter 100: Britain's titans of the Twittersphere

The past 12 months have seen Twitter cement its place in global society. Ian Burrell introduces our guide to the UK's most influential tweeters

Album: Washed Out, Within and Without (Weird World)

Washed Out, aka Ernest Greene, has been causing ripples among the chillwave cognoscenti since 2009, when a handful of Myspace tracks generated an internet buzz.

Justin Timberlake buys stake in MySpace

Justin Timberlake has bought a controlling stake in MySpace.

Bought for $580m, sold for $35m: Murdoch cuts his MySpace losses

Rupert Murdoch's six-year stewardship of the social-networking pioneer MySpace reached its ignominious end last night as the media mogul sold the company for less than one-tenth of the price he paid for it.

Myspace is the thang, innit? Yes, if you want to win at Scrabble

Myspace, on a triple word score would bag you 98 points, perhaps even enough to win a game in a single turn, and, as of now, it is also legal.

Site that started social networking folds – due to lack of popularity

Nine years after blazing an internet trail, it's all over for Friendster

Another black dayfor myspace

The social networking site has seen users plunge again as its owner News Corp seeks a buyer

Fresh rhymes from the cities of the rap nation

Never mind the capital... The most celebrated new UK rappers come from outside London and are using the locations in their music. Rahul Verma takes the tour
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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

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Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

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