MySpace Vs. Facebook
Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:08 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:48 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:01 PM
It's always the emos.
I'll bet it is the emos.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:36 PM
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:07 PM
while this is up here, i'm finding it really strange that facebook apparently will not allow me to delete my home town from my profile. they will allow me to change it to another town, but if i try to leave it blank or put in spaces, it reverts to what i had in there before. honestly, i don't really care whether or not people know where i spent my formative years, but shouldn't a person have full control over what they do and don't share on the internet at any given time?
Not really, because Facebook isn't really "sharing". It's an exchange. It's not presented as such. They provide you the social networking tool in exchange for personal data they use for marketing research and ad placement on pages you view. Privacy is really an afterthought by design.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:48 AM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:13 AM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:17 AM
Well, my theory that oldsters would stick to Myspace was wrong.
Oldsters are flocking to Facebook and reconnecting with loads of old friends from college, etc.
Unlike Myspace, I think one should add friends sparingly. Meaning, add only real friends or people you'd like to be friends with. Otherwise, it kind of dilutes the usefulness of it. I have added a few musicians who are friends and acquaintances but otherwise I don't think it makes sense to add them.
I know there's move a foot at Facebook to try and incorporate the Twitter model which I think is a bad idea.
I'm definitely not someone with a ludicrous number of friends on Facebook. A mere 41. And this is after I just went through a slightly bizarre reconnection with high school classmates. (Probably fairly reflective of my real life, i suppose--I don't have a lot of close friends in real life, either.) I guess, since I have yet to attend a high school reunion, and may never do that, this was a decent alternative to having to interact face to face with these people. You give a shout out, exchange brief updates, then you can control just how much/how often you interact with them. They're there if I need them. Most likely I won't.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:18 PM
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:37 PM
I joined Facebook a year ago. I've never had a myspace other than for bands I've been in. My wife is very resistant to these type of things. But when I found out one of her good friends got a divorce via her the change in her relationship status, she joined at once.
If grandkids ever ask me what the 00's were like, I will begin by telling them that story.
I found out via Facebook last week that my cousin's dad had died.
I only really use to catch up with old friends (and by catch up I don't mean talk, I mean look at photos of how much weight they've gained/how hot they've turned out/how much hair they've lost/how many kids they have). Anything else I try to keep to myself or my close group of non-virtual friends.
Relationship status? Fuck that. I've been dating my GF for nearly a year and will hopefully get engaged soon, but that won't be posted for all to see. No sir, not at all.