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#21 PigsHidePies

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:40 AM

I don't have an account at myspace. I hate the idea behind it.  If people want a blog..get a free blog..if people want to message friends..download any of a variety of IM clients...I see no real advantage to signing up.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:34 AM

I don't have one either and have only looked at it once to see what the buzz was about.  Then I had a call from my older sister a few weeks ago asking about designing web pages because she wanted a myspace page.  All her friends have that sh!t too.  I fail to understand.  They're not teenagers, they're all around 30.

#23 Jocka

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:46 PM

I think it's the idea of being on a site that the media talks about lol. I know a few people in their late 20's, early 30's, that see it mentioned on the news or a song or movie or whatever.. and start asking me about it. I tell them what it's for and how the idea of the site is actually very poor and ridiculous.. they want to know where to sign up. Lol. "But *insert famous singer here* is on myspace!". lol.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:42 PM

i feel the same as you! i cant be on sites like that they just do my head in!

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#25 Zane

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:06 PM

lol...I got one.
just for the reason that all my friends have it.  I can't quite figure out why it's so popular either, it is kinda overated.

I got facebook as well...but it's turning into this stalker news feed thing.  About tells everyone everytime you fart.

either one, I'll never get used to posting a blog about my life, which is all MySpace is.  Blogs........and gossip, and chain letters..bleh

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#26 Daniel0

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:27 PM

lol...I got one.
just for the reason that all my friends have it.  I can't quite figure out why it's so popular either, it is kinda overated.

I got facebook as well...but it's turning into this stalker news feed thing.  About tells everyone everytime you fart.

either one, I'll never get used to posting a blog about my life, which is all MySpace is.  Blogs........and gossip, and chain letters..bleh


Man... looking at the background image on your MySpace-profile-thing makes my eyes hurt >_<

#27 Zane

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:34 PM

lol..yeah I guess I could change those colors..I thought about it but lost my motivation

...and ended up here

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#28 steelmanronald06

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:21 PM

myspace has a myspace IM system.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:57 PM

On myspace i have about 233 friends anyone have higher
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#30 effigy

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:05 PM

The word "friend" is really flexible these days, isn't it?
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#31 gijew

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:52 PM

I have a MySpace but only with actual friends and not a crap load of 18 year girls that need more friends to make themselves feel better.  I actually use Vox as my blog since I have a few pals that develop the thing.  It's owned by SixApart, written in Perl and has some really nice JS/Ajax in there.  I was told it's going live next month but one of the great things about it....unlimited photo upload, PREMADE templating that is compliant to the big standards and most of all it's not MySpace = )
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#32 Daniel0

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

Heh, check this:

http://digg.com/tech...Site_on_the_Net

#33 448191

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:44 PM

These type of sites are VERY popular right now. Especially with the 'MSN generation'.

Personally I detest them AND chatting.


I don't 'chat', I talk.

#34 redbullmarky

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 04:34 PM

to be honest, i'm not embarrassed by my own personal reasons for having a myspace account for music. like i say - it allows me to get feedback from total strangers on my music, lets me make improvements, etc. i'm also a member of a music forum, but the people there are like me - they are into writing/recording music, or into critiquing the TECHNICAL aspects of music, not the artistic, so feedback from there isn't necessarily the sort of thing i wanna hear. with my friends/family, their critique is biased. myspace is exactly the sort of people i need - varied, mostly into music, critical, etc. i reckon if they modelled it more around music and less about social networking, it'd be much "cooler". but probably much less popular.

i get a *slight* feeling that there are a few here that may actually own a myspace account but don't want to admit to it for fear of sounding like a bandwagon-jumping teenager lol

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:05 PM

Heres mine www.myspace.com/bloodydarkcity
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#36 Daniel0

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:12 PM

Heres mine www.myspace.com/bloodydarkcity


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#37 cmgmyr

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

I have one. But it's pretty much just to screw around on and learn a little bit about myspace layouts and what not...because people pay for that sort of thing.

mine is www.myspace.com/cmgmyr

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

DISCLAIMER:  i hate the site and pretty much everything it stands for, so this is a biased message.

i suppose no one has really drawn the connection between MySpace and Geocities.  MySpace is essentially the Geocities of the slightly younger generation (for me it was Geocities that was the shit, and mostly the nerdy kids who liked to play with web design had their own page.  frames anyone?) with a lot more social masturbation.  pardon the terminology, but i'm not sure there's a better way to put it; people crank their friends count to feel better about themselves and stroke their ego.  i'll admit MySpace is a heck of a lot more offensive than Geocities, but it's the same sort of idea of everyone trying to stake their place.

i agree absolutely with effigy about the definition of a friend.  gotta love the anonymity and intangibility of the web.

and i'll also agree with mark about the site having some legitimate uses.  music makers have a new forum with which to share and get feedback on their music, and the site's insane popularity certainly lends to a huge audience.  i'm just not sure why a site like this should supplant good old in-person friend-making and social contact.

why meet friends when you can chat them up in your basement?

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:22 PM

I have a MySpace account.  I got it when I saw that some of my friends were on it, and figured it would be a good way to keep tabs on them asynchronously.  Blogging seems a bit better suited to that than e-mail to me.  MySpace does, in virtually every facet, suck, although I like the ability to add some music to my page (even though I would never do such a thing in a 'real' webpage).  And yes, I hate Tom.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:42 PM

Heres mine www.myspace.com/bloodydarkcity

Aren't you 14?

I have a myspace account just for the heck of it really.  Most of my friends have it so I created an account.  The only time that I visit is when I get a comment or something.
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