A New York Times has an article on the subject and does well siding with Fox by suggesting that widget makers like YouTube are little more than leeches:

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post entitled ‘MySpace Shoots Large Hole In Foot?‘ which looked at how the MySpace ban on outside widgets went against all the the reasons why the site was so popular. We said:

A few weeks ago, MySpace decided to block all widgets that weren’t MySpace widgets – maybe as a step towards commercializing the content on the user generated pages. What the step did is restrict the freedom and anarchy that fueled the boom of MySpace. Will users flee from the service?

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