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Friday, March 9, 2007

Some Reasons Why I Hate MySpace

I'm going to lay this out really simple like- I Hate

I really don't know how to be any clearer about it.

It is not that I hate the concept. I actually think that it is one of the better things to take over the web as we know it. It has provided such a reconnection back to many that we have lost touch with, it has provided a source for keeping online photo albums current, it is a place where you can meet new people....all of those things are really great. It is also great that you can do all of that and have centralized blogs, email, chat, [if you are running Microsoft Windows] groups, and the likes. What I really hat though is the number of people who use the site that constantly brings the servers to their knees. I have had less luck navigating around MySpace than any other website that I visit regularly. My mail takes forever to open, I can't always pull up other user's pictures, I have had mail that I've written that never got sent, I am always getting requests from "hot chicks" to be their friends [which according to Greg's previous comment is because I'm running Mandrake Linux on my computer]

MySpace is a hole. I know this because when it does work for me I have spent several hours at a time on it, as well as watched my wife slip into periodic temporal comas from it.

Oh, and I just love how we get to see all of the "bulletins" that all of my other "friends" post about all of the bullshit questions that they need the world to know their answers to. It just shows that they obviously have a lot more time on their hands than I do.

And another annoying feature is that I've got it set to alert me when a new alumni from any of my schools gets added.....but the problem is that the school always has a new member alert next to it when I log in whether there are any new members or not.

MySpace has just been MyJoke to me.

I might see you on there some time if I can ever get a page to load.



Blogger Steve AKA->BibleDude said...

Yah, I have to agree with you. MySpace is a good concept. It runs downhill from that statement. The bandwidth problems are terrible, and the “hot chicks” are Not limited to mandrake, I get’em all the time. I plan to delete my account soon.

I have more fun walking around in “second life” dressed as “John the Baptist”, although lately that place is getting pretty strange…


March 9, 2007 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Cooper said...

haven't had much trouble although sometimes things get bogged down.

March 9, 2007 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger greg said...

Check out this article by software guru Joel Spolsky, which gives insight into online communities like MySpace, and why they are the way they are:

Building Communities with Software

From the article: "Look at a few online communities and you'll instantly notice the different social atmosphere. Look more closely, and you'll see this variation is most often a byproduct of software design decisions."

March 20, 2007 at 12:51 PM  

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