Myspace.com Announces New Zealand's Top Five Cyber Celebrities

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MySpace.com Announces New Zealand’s Top Five Cyber Celebrities


SYDNEY and AUCKLAND, Feb. 3 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --


Do the names Ricky Danger, Caleb Smith, Ike Hamon, James Jeffery or Michael Freeman ring a bell? You may

have never heard of these people, but for over almost a quarter of a million New Zealand MySpace users, they

are veritable cyber celebrities.


MySpace.com today revealed the nation’s most popular cyber celebrities. An eclectic mix of artists, musicians

and even a professional stuntman, the ‘MySpace Top Five Friended’ boast almost a quarter of a million friends

between them and offer a unique insight into cyber culture and New Zealand life. 


After removing comedy sensations Flight of the Conchords, who have over 180,000 friends

[www.myspace.com/conchords] and other celebrities including Crowded House who have over 23,000 friends

[www.myspace.com/crowdedhouse], New Zealand’s five most popular cyber celebrities are: 



Rank: 1 

Username: Ricky Danger




Friend-count: 182,694


Male/Female: M

City: Auckland


Age:29



Rank: 2 

Username: Caleb Smith

MySpace Profile: myspace.com/brushedbyblack  


Friend-count: 24,601


Male/Female: M

City: New  Plymouth


Age: Late 20s


Rank: 3 

Username: James Jeffery


Friend-count: 17,881



Male/Female: M

City: Auckland/ Los Angeles

Age: 20


Rank: 4 

Username: Ike Hamon


Friend-count: 15,005



Male/Female: M

City: Auckland

Age: 32


Rank: 5 

Username: Michael Freeman

MySpace Profile: www.myspace.com/epxt

Friend-count: 10,09



Male/Female: M

City: Auckland

Age: 51



It appears New Zealand’s creative types capture the online public’s imagination. All of the ‘MySpace Top Five

Friended’ are artists and also interestingly all are men. All the ‘MySpace Top Five’ were also were early

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adopters of social networking technology, joining MySpace between two and five years ago to connect with

friends and explore their cultural interests.


Sneak Peek into the Online lives of the ‘MySpace Top Five’



32 year old professional stuntman, photographer and musician from Auckland, Ike Hamon joined MySpace over

five years ago and now has around 14,500 friends.



New Zealand’s most popular cyber celebrity, 29 year old ‘Ricky Danger’ from Auckland, in fact holds three of the

New Zealand’s most friended MySpace accounts...


To read the full release, arrange interviews with any of the ‘MySpace Top 5’ or for more information please

contact:


Darain Faraz

Communications Manager, MySpace.com

T: +61 2 9288 7286

M: +61 424 246 484

E: dfaraz@myspace.com


SOURCE: MySpace.com


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