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The ongoing executive shuffle at Myspace means good things for one of the most well-liked people in the online dating industry. Mike Jones, founder of Userplane, the chat system used on over 100,000 websites, is slated to become Co-CEO of Myspace, along with Jason Hirschhorn.

Userplane was Acquired by AOL in 1996 for a reported $30 million. Jones moved on to become the COO of Myspace, and has now reach the pinnacle of the once-revered social networking juggernaut. More on the story at Business Insider and Gigaom.

I spoke with another Userplane alum this week. After leaving Userplane, Ian Swanson founded Sometrics. Sometrics aims to unlock the potential of the social web for publishers and brands both big and small – providing the most relevant and effective audience analysis and social ad targeting available, to help better understand who’s doing what within social networks and niche community sites. More at SocalTech.

Great to see Userplane exec’s continuing to flourish.