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why myspace?

sweetdaddy

TRIBE Member
what is it that people are digging so much about myspace?
what is it that messenger isn't?
and is it really something everyone needs to have now (like i keep hearing?)
 

Spinsah

TRIBE Member
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.
 

Karim

TRIBE Member
The big difference is that you get to see everyones "contact lists" completing a web instead of a closed network like messenger.
 
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deep

TRIBE Member
I think that not understanding myspace is essentially an indication that you're old and behind the times. I'm not saying that I understand it. And I don't think just using some nebulous term that gets thrown around in media like "social networking" is understanding it fully. More that Myspace/Facebook/etc. is to high school kids now what internet access or instant messaging was to prior generations of kids - a new social technology that people only a few years older might not grok at all.
 

Flashy_McFlash

Well-Known TRIBEr
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.

That said,
http://www.myspace.com/flashy_mcflash
 

LivingRoomPornstar

TRIBE Member
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.
same here.

I started using it because of my trip this summer...it was nice to have a personal messaging facility and a blog(i don't use Tribe for this) in one account to keep people up-to-date.....and also to hook up with 57 year-old ex-marines posing as 23 year-old cock-hungry party girls. So hot right now.

Dan
 

Mephisto

TRIBE Member
it's a den of self-worship. it's what happens when people don't have lockers to decorate anymore.

it's also a good way to collect even more contacts of people that you'll never talk to before you realize that the majority of your 'friends' list is just a roster for post-whatever emo bands that want you to buy their albums that they 'just signed' to.

on a related note i just received like three hi5 invites in the past week, ftw? get with the times people!



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Sunshyne Jones

TRIBE Member
as a freelance publicist, i'm using it for networking ... lots of bands / artists on there, lots of people putting on events etc.
 
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The Watcher

TRIBE Member
The bad part, is it's filled with sexual predators... and on the good side, it's also got alot of sexual prey

heheh gold jerry... gold!
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
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.

That said,
http://www.myspace.com/flashy_mcflash

Nice embeddedchewn. I just made everyone within a 20 foot radius aware of how they should 'come fe get some' from the Trantula.
 

Spinsah

TRIBE Member
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.
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.

Defining the impact of social networking upon the mediation of identity, is of course a far more dubious task...
 

HaliBubba

TRIBE Promoter
i find it great for keeping in touch with friends, clubbers, and music people both local and outta town. i think it's great, just for the amount of people that are on there. i've managed to get dj gigs through it and it's surprising how many people i know that are on there. (even my bartender of my local pool hall) :) it's an easy way find out what everyone is up to, keep in touch, and also find out more about people that you might not generally know.

face it, everyone is a bit of a voyeur... so that's 'why myspace'.
 
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octo

TRIBE Member
deep said:
I think that not understanding myspace is essentially an indication that you're old and behind the times... - a new social technology that people only a few years older might not grok at all.
i feel old :(

i want to grok
 

VinylRach

TRIBE Promoter
I think its awesome. Its great for networking, and its a fast way to let a large amount of people know about events. (Also i get to have a blog and write about parties when i get home at random times and no one is awake!)
I'll admit that its really annoying getting random bands that try to add you, but there are a lot of djs that work really hard on their myspace. Junkie XL for instance does an update once a week he writes himself about whats going on for him this week, and funny things that happened to him.
THAT said: www.myspace.com/12inchvinylstarsrach
 

Flashy_McFlash

Well-Known TRIBEr
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.
Merci...I mostly put it there for my own benefit, so that the Tarantula can follow me to whatever computer I'm at.

My coworkers are especially appreciative, as evidenced by the copious amounts of cut-eye that I get on the daily.
 

djfear

TRIBE Member
Social networking sites like myspace will most likely thrive for a while as it's easier than setting up your own website. I've noticed that it's more of a hassle to check someone's personal website than to log into myspace and have it all there. It's like a more advanced web-ring.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
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.
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.
 
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