facebook vs. myspace? no, i think that battle’s pretty much over, especially after finding this post asking the question, “Should Myspace Die Already?” apparently, Myspace laid off a LOT of employees recently, & they’re considering shutting it down as a whole. in my opinion, i’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner, considering how popular Facebook has gotten in the past few years alone.
i can remember getting a myspace account way back in 2003, when it was first launched. it was something i did as i’ve always tried to follow up on the latest web related trends etc. i still have my profile, but i haven’t logged in in years. barely remembered my password. my profile claims i’ve had 13,000+ views since 2003. crazy. i also remember when Facebook was only accessible to people in college. Really i can’t remember setting up Facebook. i remember i didn’t get it at first. now i’ve got nearly five hundred friends. it’s a great way to keep in touch with people i haven’t spoken to in a long time, & stay up to date on what’s going on in their lives. it seems every week i find someone i’d forgotten about.
the difference between Myspace & Facebook to me was that, with Myspace, you could customize the “look” of your page way more than you could Facebook. You can embed HTML code, changing background images & adding marquees, etc. At first, i thought Facebook seemed too clean. But now, i understand why they don’t allow you to have total customization over your profile. Because Myspace giving people the option really seems now like kind of a bad idea, considering all the glittery, flashy, neon color profiles you see now. With cheesy stolen graphics & far too many asterisks, it just looks… cheesy. Not to say it can’t be done right. but, like any web page, it takes skill that the average person can overdo easily. Luckily Facebook has made it easier to customize your profile with applications like FBML– Facebook’s version of HTML. Limited customization. it works.
then came Twitter. who knows when. this is one of the web bandwagons i didn’t jump on for a long time. but finally about a year & a half ago, i gave in. & though i didn’t use it regularly at first & (still) follow almost no one i actually know, it’s a fun little thing. Probably pointless, but hey, it’s social networking, so i guess that goes without saying. i keep twitter around to post random thoughts i don’t want everyone on Facebook reading, like my grandma & old professors etc. Not anything bad of course, but more just my random daily, strange thoughts that don’t really need to be on Facebook for everyone i’ve ever known & their dog to see. So there’s my two cents on Twitter, Facebook & MySpace for you- but seriously, it’s insane how many social networking sites there are now. & does anybody remember Friendster? (yeah, me either.)
Years ago, I was an avid user of MySpace. At the time, it seemed to be “all the rag,” however, slowly but surely, Facebook took over. Now I abosolutely love Facebook and wouldn’t dare go back to MySpace. I think MySpace should shut down, or at least develop ways to improve it…it may be too late for that. Rumor has it that Facebook will be shutting down soon. I don’t know what I will do if it does….
I agree, I was the same way. Then it seemed as if overnight almost FB completely took MySpace’s place in the spotilght. i think another part of it is that FB seems easier to use to me compared to MySpace- at least, maybe from the “average joe’s” point of view. i have heard similar rumors about FB shutting down, but how could that be possible? i think people would riot!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)nnI remember the days when I had a MySpace (I think I still do but, haven’t used it in years) and Friendster. I just started using Twitter about a year ago. At first I didn’t really get it – I use the analogy that Twitter feels like you’re at a giant party & everyone is talking at the same time – but, now I really enjoy it. Its a great way to network with other bloggers.
yeah, love your blog! & i totally agree about twitter- i definitely see the advantage of it compared to things like MySpace or FB. i didn’t start using it until i got a smart phone & now mainly use it to network.. & having a smart phone makes it so darn easy.
Thanks! That’s so nice to hear!rnrnHaving a smart-phone DEFINITELY enhances the experience of Twitter.
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