Monday, July 16, 2007

Social Networking

Everyone has a MySpace page now (or Facebook or whatever other site). Even I have a MySpace page. However, I only have one because someone created one for me as a joke. They then turned the control over to me. Since that time, the page has not been updated. The only thing I ever log on to MySpace for is to reject all of the friend requests from the spammers. I would log on more often if I thought my MySpace page was actually useful for something.

What in the world would I possibly use MySpace for? If I want to get in touch with my friends, I have email. If I want to share my pictures, I have Picasa (or Flickr). If I want to blog, I have this site. I guess I can see how there might be some benefit to having everything all on one page, but MySpace does all of those things about half as good as any of the other sites. Plus, they manage to make it look crappy at the same time.

Maybe I'm old and out of touch. Okay, I'm definitely old and out of touch. I just don't see the benefits of maintaining and using my MySpace page. I don't need to rack up a bunch of friends for people to see. I know who my friends are - and most of them don't have MySpace pages. The ones that do have MySpace pages know that I don't see the point, so they don't even bother to contact me there. Or maybe they do. I don't check.

I just don't get it. I don't see how MySpace could possibly be helpful or useful or interesting in any way. If someone can give me a good reason why I should use MySpace, please post it in the comments.

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