Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters Go Social

A glimpse at the new site.

What is a pop star to do when she masters (read: takes over) most existing media platforms? Create her own, of course! The one and only Lady Gaga is expanding her social networking horizons with her very own site, And why not? She already smashed YouTube records by being the first to hit 1 billion views and currently rules the Twitterverse with nearly 19 million followers. The site will focus on sharing and creating original photos and videos and will also let users promote other content that they like online. CNN Tech compares it to Pinterest, Reddit, and Digg, all of which are very popular social websites.  Mother Monster has been working with Backplane to launch this new community for her most devoted “little monsters,” in an effort to build a network solely around her fan base.

On our way to joining the Little Monsters!

Currently, those who visit Little Monsters will be presented with a window asking them to request an invite to the site. According to AOL’s Music Blog, once visitors submit their name and address, they will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt and are told to keep an eye out for an official invite. When it comes to the success of Gaga’s social media venture, only time will tell. However, judging from the devotion of her “monstrous” fan base and her success in most of her other endeavors, we’re not worried.

Let us know what you think! Do you think this site will be another Gaga masterpiece? Post a comment below!

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards

We are in for a rain-filled weekend as Hurricane Irene makes her way to NJ. Luckily we’ll have a distraction from the dreary weather as MTV’s annual Video Music Awards show airs live this Sunday night (if we don’t lose power, that is). Lady Gaga will kick off the show, and given her entrance last year in the egg, I’m sure she has something planned that will keep us talking about her for days. Superstars including Beyonce, Pitbull and Lil Wayne will also take the stage to perform and you can expect many more A-listers both in the audience and handing out Moon Man trophies.

You can help determine who will win by voting for your favorites in categories including Best New Artist, Best Collaboration and Best Video with a Message. The top award of the night, Video of the Year, includes nominees Adele for “Rolling in the Deep,” Bruno Mars for “Grenade,” and Katy Perry for “Firework.”

Personally, I’m more excited for the performances and to see what all of the stars will be wearing down the red carpet than who will leave with a Moon Man trophy. I would like to see Mumford & Sons win Best Rock Video for “The Cave” because I love that song.

Who would you like to see win big this year? Share your favorites in the comments below and tune in on Sunday at 9ET for all of the action.

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