Myspace taking over the world?

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  1. CyGuRL

    CyGuRL TPF Noob!

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    Hey what's up everyone! How many of you all have Myspace accounts? It seems like all I hear about is Myspace this and Myspace that. It's taken over society! Myspace is a fun site to connect with friends but it's also pretty scary having young kids on that site not being monitored with who is contacting them. I found an alternative to Myspace, with a site that seems safer and less intrusive. The site is called Cyworld. Has anyone heard of it? I've been on it for a few weeks now and love all the features. I was just invited to join the VIP Club too which has a photo contest and cool prize giveaways. I'm sure like you all, I take tons of photos so I'm excited to enter this contest. Let me know if anyone is interested in joining the site or club! If you're already on the site lemme know so we can be friends. :D
     
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    I dislike Myspace, but I have a facebook. :p
     
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    I don't have a MySpace or Facebook, but it is very popular.

    For example:

    I work at a not-very-well-known part of the university library, and my boss set up a Facebook account for my work so more students might become familiar with us.

    My friend's dad's office (a bunch of 50 year old guys) has a MySpace.

    My hometown (San Luis Obispo) has a MySpace.

    The CIA has a Facebook.

    The university math club is sending out Facebook reminders to remind people of meetings.

    While it is insanely popular, I think it's just a fad--it'll pass.
     
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    I don't. I try to avoid the site if at all possible. Most of the pages there make me cringe. Maybe I'm an old fuddy-duddy, at least in web terms. I used to run a dial-up BBS in the old days and have had a web page since around '96 or '97. I started logging in '99, though I don't update much. I still hate the term "blog". It's a web log, dang nabbit. :p

    The Internet has changed a lot in the past few years, especially now that kids who are growing up with it are more active on it.
     
  6. ferny

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    I thought about getting one but couldn't be arsed. Then I did and old friends contacted me, so I'm alright with Myspace now.

    Although I hate people who have their music set to auto-start to the core. And anyone who has so much **** on their page it bogs down my computer. It's a brand new AMD 64 thingy, god know how they manage it.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I may have totally the wrong impression of myspace (because i never go there)... but the few times i have checked it out, it just seemed like a place full of wannabies... in an 'im special, look at me' kind of way.... not that this is a bad thing in general... but some of these kids have never even thought about getting a college education in the field they are trying to become famous for... they seem to think that myspace is enough to make them special at what they do.... in other words a place for 'make me famous with out me having to do anything' kind of people.

    Then again, like markc i may just be a grumpy old guy, who refuses to take part.... but what are you gonna do :greenpbl:
     
  8. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I do not have and will never have a myspace!
    I just hate the site(s) whatever they it are is

    I've even started to point and laugh at people who have them :greenpbl:
     
  9. ferny

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    *grabs lostprophet's finger*

    *snaps it*


    You're right, there is a load of crap on there. If you want a place to keep people updated on you or a convenient way of keeping in touch with people it's a good tool.
     
  10. CyGuRL

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    Never ran one, but used a few, so that makes me an old fuddy-duddy too. I bought a Zoom 14.4 Kbps internal modem and installed it in my no-brand 40Mhz 486 PC with a massive 170Mb hard drive and 2 Mb of RAM... Must have been 1993. Had the usual Commodore VIC 20 (5 Kb of RAM) and Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48 kilobytes of RAM, my watch probably has more than that now) back in the '80s of course, but no comms with those.

    Thom 'Windows 3.1 wasn't so bad' Thomsk
     
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    If that really is you in that photo, then wow!
     

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