same here.Spinsah said:It's far different than messanger in that it's not 'real time' networking but 'social networking' a la: Friendster, Purerave etc...
It's also horrible in many ways, complete with an awful interface and twisted emphasis on individualism.
I've also been spending an increasing amount of time on it, and I feel stupider for doing so.
Flashy_McFlash said:It's basically Friendster with music. You are on it because all your friends are on it and are constantly nattering about how they updated their goddamn page with a new colour scheme and oh did you check out my new song and holy shit that blog entry is hilarious the seventh time.
In the sense that the common operational definition of "social networking" sites includes individual personal profiles linked to others through 'friend networks' or 'buddy lists', myspace is certainly at home in the "social networking" category.deep said:And I don't think just using some nebulous term that gets thrown around in media like "social networking" is understanding it fully.
Merci...I mostly put it there for my own benefit, so that the Tarantula can follow me to whatever computer I'm at.OTIS said:Nice embeddedchewn. I just made everyone within a 20 foot radius aware of how they should 'come fe get some' from the Trantula.
That's not the point I was making and I wasn't singlng you out. Terms like social networking, web 2.0 ,etc. are thrown around all over the place in media without people understanding or defining what it is. Perhaps my perspective is coming from the fact that I see it all the time in what I do. The fact that Facebook is currently on the block for an asking price north of a billion dollars has a lot of investment, business and tech types trying to understand why anyone would pay that kind of money for it.The question they ask is what is it about Myspace, Facebook, Flickr, etc. that make them so special? Kids seem to get it right away but adults usually need some 'splaining. Rubert Murdoch evidently "got" Myspace, more specifically, the evolution of methods that people use to keep in contact with other other or to disseminate information. But there are a lot of people that don't, and often times they will fall back to using terms like social networking, without understanding what it means, the same way things like "information superhighway" used to be thrown around.Spinsah said:In the sense that the common operational definition of "social networking" sites includes individual personal profiles linked to others through 'friend networks' or 'buddy lists', myspace is certainly at home in the "social networking" category.