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Obama seizes profile on MySpace, loses friends

Three years ago, Joe Anthony created a MySpace page for Barack Obama. He gave the Obama campaign access to page — which had 160,000 friends — but the campaign wanted full control. Frustrated, Anthony changed the password and asked for some serious cash ($39,000+) to compensate him for his work on the page over the years. But the Obama campaign complained to MySpace, which bumped Anthony — and all the friends! — and gave full control to the campaign. But you gotta give Obama a little credit: he personally called Anthony to express his appreciation for all his work and support.

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