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Between setting up the blogs, playing the Myspace game Heroes, and tracking down alumni for band on Facebook and Myspace, I’ve spent a huge chunk of time on the social networking sites of the top tier. (If there are any alumni on secondary tiered social networks I will find you eventually.) Traditionally I have always held a strong hatred towards Myspace particularly. My most commented line about the site has been “Myspace, making the Web 2.0 looklike the web from 1996). Myspace has gotten better, but it is still downright ugly, clunky, and mostly a walled garden. I don’t like – and no recent usage hasn’t endeared me to it.
I now have about 8 pages of email communication in Myspace (2 pages in Facebook) – that I have no method of saving, archiving, and retaining. Do you know how much I hate that? I’m someone who wants to save all his data forever, and thanks to the walled garden scenario it’s trapped. Maybe I’ll get lucky and it will eventually be freed.
On the plus side my blog has been getting more hits, so I can’t complain about that. Exposure the whole yadda yadda about getting yourself out there, I’m doing it. I have been doing it for awhile but lately actually actively doing it.
We’ll see, maybe Myspace will still self impload and take out the west coast. If it takes out the whole west coast we will know never to make such a monstrosity again.