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MySpace.com Slows School Computer System

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MySpace.com Slows School Computer System

MySpace.com Slows School Computer System

MySpace.com Slows School Computer System

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When Del Mar community college in Corpus Christi, Texas, started getting complaints that computers were too slow, it discovered that 40 percent of the Internet traffic on campus was going to MySpace.com. Investigators found that students collectively spent nearly 230 hours on the site in one day. The school has now blocked the site. So a library full of students who are accustomed to surfing MySpace.com will have to figure out how to use computers for something other than finding dates.