I find it really disturbing when the first thing a friend does when walking into my apartment door is have to hunt for my computer so they can check their Facebook or Myspace. I’ll admit it, I do have a Myspace account but I am not a regular visitor to the site. All too often a friend will say something regarding a Myspace message or comment that referred to confirming or making plans with me. Myspace messages are quickly campaigning to be on the same level as text messages or even a phone call! It is now expected that many check social network sites daily or even several times a day. It has become another way of e-mailing. I have even done business over Myspace messages.
Who hasn’t heard that what you post on site like Facebook are now being viewed by potential employers? Employees have been fired because of pictures fully intended only for friends. As an undergrad I was a cheerleader for Drury and we were required to removed any questionable pictures from our personal sites. Here is a blog that addresses this topic http://mynaym.com/
As for the Myspace vs. Facebook debate I can only hypothesize because I have not had a Facebook account in over two years. What I have gathered is from the over the shoulder looks I give my friends when they are perusing their pages. It seems like Myspace allows you to be a bit more creative with your page. It seem like the ability to change your background and upload your pictures right now your page along with many other feature, allows more of your personality to come through.
When it comes to advertisements I guess I knew they existed on those sites but have never acknowledged them. So if companies want me to take notice, Myspace isn’t really the way to go about it.
Creative Entry #8
9 years ago