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#1 Kris

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:46 PM

Am I the only one that doesn't have a MySpace account?! People I know keep telling me "Oh you've got to get a MySpace account, it's the best thing ever!" I just don't get it! The whole place is just a total rape of the senses, I don't want to be bombarded with flashing backgrounds with intensely bright coloured text, auto-playing music and videos of crap that I don't like. "But you can message your friends and stuff!" Ummmm, download an IM client, it's a lot more efficient.

I could go on all day...

#2 effigy

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:46 PM

I don't; I despise the place.
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#3 Daniel0

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:48 PM

I don't. I think places like that are lame. There is a similar website in Denmark, where I come from, and it suck too.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:20 PM

I don't either.  But damn near everyone else I know has one.  It's sick.  And it's surprising how little taste people have. 

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

I've had a look but I dont see no use for it. I do have an account for MSN Spaces or MS Live Spaces. I've made an entry and thats it. Hvant used it for like 2 or so years.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:51 PM

i don't either. for one thing, it does lend itself to a lack of privacy, but i really don't care much about that anyway lol. i don't see a use for it. i mean, why bother posting my information all over the net for no good reason? i can see why teenagers might like it, but it's lost on me. IM is much more personal to me, plus, all the rave i hear people talk about are the skins for your pages which 99% of them are incredibly poor use of CSS to do things that don't work half properly in decent browsers anyway... why condone such poor use of technology? lol
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

Yes I do and yes you can send messages to your friends its just like that msn thing.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:56 PM

... all the rave i hear people talk about are the skins for your pages which 99% of them are incredibly poor use of CSS to do things that don't work half properly in decent browsers anyway... why condone such poor use of technology? lol


Talking about poor use of CSS, check out the results the validation of MySpace's CSS: http://jigsaw.w3.org...&usermedium=all
and the result of the HTML validation: http://validator.w3....www.myspace.com

Both contain errors.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:01 PM

Yes I do and yes you can send messages to your friends its just like that msn thing.


:P google talk... 'nuff said
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:11 PM

I haven't used that... is it any good?

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:14 PM

I haven't used that... is it any good?


oh, yea. they've just added the file share option (which, i know others have had, but this one works tons better than most). plus, they've now got it mobile enabled so you can hit it from your phone or even blackberry devices. it's also got voicemail where if you're not online, people can leave you a VM and it shows up in your GMail box. very cool stuff. and, of course, it supports VOIP quite well, so you can talk verbally with anyone else using it. it's got pretty good sound, too. better than skype on some occasions.
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#12 Daniel0

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:15 PM

I haven't used that... is it any good?


Niether have I, it is probably just a prejudice I have against such sites. I have never tried such sites, so in fact I can't know, but if people have fun using those sites then that is just fine, I just don't want to take part in it.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:31 PM

MySpace is for web developer wannabe's. It's lame and I can't stand the place. I won't stop anyone else from using it, but I'd try and disuade them.

I have a facebook account through my school (Georgia Tech). Unlike myspace, it is for networking ACTUAL friends and its private, and not overrun by a bunch of preppy pre-teen adolescents.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:33 PM

sorry. if i wanted an online diary/blog/whatever, i'd just make my own from scratch.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:35 PM

I haven't used that... is it any good?


Niether have I, it is probably just a prejudice I have against such sites. I have never tried such sites, so in fact I can't know, but if people have fun using those sites then that is just fine, I just don't want to take part in it.


i think ober was referring to google talk, not myspace ;)
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:41 PM

Uhh.. ya.  Thanks for the clarification obsidian ;)

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

lol i have a myspace account. I joined the site because a friend was talking to some chick, etc. etc. he wanted me to talk to her, she couldn't download an INSTANT MESSANGER (which told me she wasn't 18 or older). Now my wife, which is very computer illiterate, thinks it's the greatest site of all time. I have to agree with ya'll though. The CSS crap is annoying along with those videos/music/ etc.. that auto play. The millions of picture people put on their profile is REALLY annoying. The fact that you can make a profile "private" which completely defies the entire purpose of joining a chat/dating site.
The site is everything I've seen in previous chat/dating sites. I honestly don't get why it's so popular. It has NOTHING that makes it uniqe from other sites aside from the fact that some singers seem to put profiles and get a thousand more bored kids with more money than sense to buy their album.

It's crap.. plane and simple.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:51 PM

when i'm not staring at a computer all day through work, i'm normally starting at a computer all night through writing/recording music. haven't done any for a while, though and never actually finished a song to more than a demo :)
i have found myspace to be good for that side of things, mainly to get some good feedback from the general public rather than musicians. as a personal space? nah. not bothered about that.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:02 PM

Myspace is much better than MSN
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#20 Kris

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:33 PM

Myspace is much better than MSN

I'll assume you mean MSN Messenger as MSN is something completely different. Actually, so is MSN Messenger - Its an instant messaging client, MySpace is a website. They're different tools, intended for different things.




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