It never gets old, does it? There’s always 10 different things going on at any given time; messages, comments comments comments, friends requests, bullentins, updates, new birthdays, new pictures, new songs… Myspace mixed the best of both worlds — social networking and creativity –and managed to capture & keep the attention of millions.
Yet there is something very unsettling about Myspace. Do you feel it? I do. The eeriness of how deep this whole thing has gotten. Where is this all going? Babies are on Myspace before birth. Merely a click away, just like your ex that you still look at and wonder if he/she does the same to you. And the pictures? Everything’s rehearsed, nothing is natural, few are real. (Like dining at Hooter’s.)
I say, Myspace left the simple realm of being a ‘networking’ site long ago.
There’s the “About Me” section, then there’s the “Interests”, then we’re encouraged to update our status; monitor how we think we’re feeling at every given moment. Then the surveys, so we can think about what we ate for breakfast, our favorite vegetable, the last person we talked to, our last relationship, and the color and style of our toothbrush.
Cause if YOU can convince the world you believe your own HYPE, maybe they will too. Right?
Mark my word, Myspace and it’s effect on a personal level as well as society will be studied in Sociology books for years to come.
What do you think?
Nothing is free in this world, not even Myspace.