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I've long since left the Myspace world, but I thought I'd throw in my ten cents on it.
A few years ago Myspace was the most talked about website everywhere. Everyone had one, and everyone wasted their time on it. However, since then it's pretty much been overtaken by the social wonder that is Facebook. No skin of their nose though, because Myspace has some other wonderful features that mean the more professional likes of bands and comedians can post their shizzle up and get everyone talking. In the days of childish spam and "10,000" followers, I hated Myspace. I would use it to keep in touch with my friends because I didn't follow Facebook fashion (I do now), but it was something I was quite embarrassed to use at times. Not only did you have to delete all the spam you get on your wall from time to time through advertisements or friends having their accounts phished, but there were those that would use myspace as a popularity tool, and that was one thing I'll never comprehend. Why anyone would need 10,000 followers, most of who they don't even know I'll never really get, but alas.
I have to admit, nowadays I do like myspace for the attraction of listening to new music and checking event listings, but thats as far as it goes. I hardly get the time to go on it, all of my friends have migrated to facebook, and there's no promising reason to own an account on there anymore.
I think I'll leave Myspace to the professionals now.
NEVER MIND BEING SPOTTED AT MY SPACE:
Why You Need a Social Network?
I really never had any idea what really social networking meant. But that was until I was I was into my first year into my job as an IT professional. When I was a student even into my finals of engineering exam I was sure that 24 hours which make a day is really enough, in fact more than enough. Only thing that you must take care of is proper time management. Segregating my available time and allotting them to various tasks according to its priority and requirements. I was so happy no problems finding time for my friends, even pen-friends (I had a lot of them), my studies, my music and even then I had time left for just simple wastage.
As I was growing up as a hardcore IT pro I realized I was not being able to keep up with everything Things like I wanted to or needed to do. It's not that I am a person who is too fond of sleeping I never had any doubts that a solid 3 hour sleep every 24 hours was enough. I was very excited and happy when night-shifts were introduced at our office, I though it funny the management gurus thought that extra-incentive was a must to woo us for night shifts frankly speaking that was a bonus for me.
But a small problem cropped up. As I have mentioned earlier I had lots of pen-friends and used to write them long letters (confession: some of those were love letter for girl--pen-friends leaving abroad). We wrote about everything under the earth, now since we started having night-shifts (few sarcastically said we were night-workers) it started eating into the time I allotted for my world wide socializing. This where the concept social networking got me interested, to be honest one of (girl) friend in Phillipines suggested me to get registered at Friendster since I use to poke her for pictures every other week. She said she will upload her photos there since it will have much faster access and save time also (as a letter posted via air mail took at least 5 days to reach here). I must confess that her idea did appeal to me. Let me not go into detail what happened afterwards except that from Friendster I came to know about MySpace.com, and this social networking website caught my imagination and became a regular there.
At this point I understood the value and requirement SNW webs. What took me seven days to complete, it was a matter of few clicks and that too at a lightning speed. I discovered a new world to be in touch with my friends and family. The most impressive part was that I could express my emotions so vividly.
A BIT OF MYSPACE.COM HISTORY:
It was after the launching of Friendster in 2002, MySpace.com was launched in 2003 incorporating all that Friendster had to offer plus some more exciting features. The keyman who helped the site stabilize the platform was tech expert Toan Nguyen. The very first MySpace users were the employees of eUniverse and there were regular contest as to who could sign up maximum number of users. MySpace.com soon went ahead of most of the social networking website even to the extent that MySpace became the most popular social networking site in the United States.
MySpace has its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California sharing its office building with its immediate owner Fox Interactive Media which's owned by News Corporation. It will be interesting to note that basically MySpace.com domain was intended to be a leading online data storage and sharing site till 2002 owned by YourZ.com., Inc. Only in 2004 the metamorphosis of MySpace and MySpace.com to a social networking site was complete. Chris DeWolfe, a team member believed that MySpace users should be charged for using its unique services but Brad Green ensured that it remained free and open so that it evolves into a large and successful international community.
The minimum age to have an account at MySoace is 13 years and profiles of those whose age ranges between 13 and 15 years are by default private. Which means their are profiles can not be accessed unless the user accepts your friends request. In other cases the user is at will to set up the privacy level for viewing their profile content. Any user can set their access level to private so that only "direct friends" can have access to it.
SIGNING UP TO MY SPACE:
The sign up procedure to MySpace.com is very simple:
*Log on to MySpace.com
*To convince yourself and get acquainted with the features of MySpace.com click on the "New to MySpace? Take tour." Which is on the top left-hand corner of the home page.
* Locate the place on the top right-hand corner marked as "Sign Up"
* Fill in the required fields
*Take care to double check the e-mail id you will be using for MySpace.com, because as soon as you click on the "register" button you will be asked to check your mails for a confirmation and activation e-mail (auto-generated). Your MySpace.com registration will not be activated until you click on the activation link that is sent to the e-mail id you have provided while registering there. This is for security reasons and ensures the identity of the user. I think it'll be always a good idea to go through the privacy agreements at the time of registration not only at myspacve.com but for any web site that you register to.
*After being confirmed as a registered user of MySpace.com you are free to use the apps and all the interesting features of the site. From last year MySpace even provide you a MySpace e-mail id and an unique URL also, like roktimdutta@MySpace.com and url like http://www.MySpace.com/roktimdutta. Please take care while choosing the URL option since once you decide on a particular URL it can not be changed later.
Couldn't be easier, there are in all eight main menu items like Home, Mail, Profile, Friends, music, video, games, events and more. Mail, Profile, Friends and More have dropdown menus.
This particular tab should in my mind dealt with a bit of caution. Most people hardly provide substantial data here. If you are seriously interested in socializing in networks I believe person visiting my page should have enough idea about me. But I would strictly advice against giving full address but no problems in providing with mobile numbers but a strict no for land numbers.
The Basic Profile should be reasonably complete I have no problems or second thoughts about providing my interests. As MySpace.com suggests so would I to upload a photo in your profile, this has an instant effect on the user visiting your particulars.
Going into more detail the Profile tab has the following drop down menu:
* About Me
* Basic Info
The most interesting feature to my mind id the Schools. As you open this tab you are provided with the list of all the famous schools, I accept that some really famous schools are missing. But the best part is that Myspave.com is aware of this fact and in case your school (just as my school) is not one of those mentioned, there is no problem adding it to the list. Why I am emphasizing this point is because it is more than likely you might just bump into one of long lost school chums. In my school I had e vey good friend, a young lady named Debbie Hubbard. She was with me till class IX but since her father was in some foreign service, before joining Standard X she moved out to Italy. Debbie hailed Wiscosine, USA-this much I remembered.. As usual after some frequent exchange of letters we became more or less detached. But surprises of surprises she bumped into me at MySpace.com and sent a very casual friends request after that it is fun, fun and fun only.
This is one my favorite features of MySpace.com, here you can have the charts and the forum is a wonderful place to interact. According to the MySpace wiki Imeem was taken up by MySpace music on November 18, 2009 for an undisclosed amount but later it was known that the amount was less than US$1 million in cash.
It is an wonderful idea for MySpace.com to give the users the flexibility to embed YouTube vids. In fact it became so popular among the users to embed YouTube vids in their profiles that MySpace went to the extent of banning copying those vid from other's profile but reactions was so enormous that ultimately they had to lift the ban. It is great that when you are sending a msg to your friend you can send him/her a video as well but watch out they are censored.
If you are a gaming buff then MySpace.com Games is bound to interest you. There are assortments of games which you can add. Some of them are interesting but not all.
MySpace introduced MySpaceIM, an instant messenger that uses one's MySpace account as a screen name. A MySpace user logs in to the client using the same e-mail associated with his or her MySpace account. MySpaceIM is stand-alone software for Microsoft Windows. Users who use MySpaceIM get instant notification of new MySpace messages, friend requests, and comments. I must say it is a pity that quite often I get the massage at the bottom of my browser saying "Myspase IM is currently unavailable, please try later", don't you think it's funny.
MySpace has a Groups feature which allows a group of users to share a common page and message board. Groups can be created by anybody, and the moderator of the group can choose for anyone to join, or to approve or deny requests to join.
Friends from gmail, yahoo, facebook in fact most of them can be brought in just by a few clicks.
No point writing about it, I believe it's hardly a issue.
A great option to make your profile page special at present MySpace has 17 customized page theme and with application of a lttle bit of trial and error method you can prepare you page table to your satisfaction. I think it will be not a bad idea to tell you that you in fact can import theme from your favorite places but I can give you name of two sites where you can find superb page themes which requires no special skills at, you can try it out.
It's great to be here especially when you are blue but it's a sort of addiction and students should keep that in my mind. Being spotted sometime may be great but most of the time it's a bit of embarrassment especially for the fairer sex. It will be an offence not state that it's an annoyingly slow site but has improved to some extent after the introduction Mypace Lite for quick browsing.
WARNING: As with every site KEEP CHANGING YOUR PASSWORDS because it's a juicy site for hackers.
Thanks for reading.
© roktimdutta, April, 2010.
Also at other site with the same user name
Myspace was one of the original social network sites I joined, back when I was in college and when Myspace was all the rage, like the biggest and coolest thing on the earth, if you weren't on Myspace, you were no one!
Myspace is not so big now other things like this have come along, but its still something I use on a regular basis, and a place were a lot of my friends still are too, so it can't be too far down the cool list lol.
Myspace is basically a social network site that allows you to set up your own profile, and modify it to look exactly how you want, with changeable backgrounds, which can be anything you like, as long as you can work the codes or use a myspace layout creator. You can also change the layout, boxes and navigation of your page with these codes and creators. In this way myspace is pretty cool as you can individualise your page, making it more your own. There is also the option to add background music to your page, so you can make it even more personal to you.
You can also add your own photos, in many different albums, which are easy to use and upload to. You can add your own captions to these photos, and tag other people who are in them if they are on your myspace friends list. You can add friends too your page too, as long as they have a myspace profile too. Also you can post blogs and bulletins on the site, so that you can keep people up to date with things.
Myspace has changed quite a bit over the years, there is now a lot more music and celebrity profiles, including annoying people like Lily Allen, and there is now loads of games and apps like on Facebook. You never used to have these on myspace, and I personally hate them, and the millions of notifications, invites and other junk you get associated with these. Luckily you can block these, but there seems to be an never ending list of them that everyone on my friends list seems to be playing!
You can keep up to date with your favorites musicians, bands and film stars on myspace, which is cool if you are looking for something like that. You can also find out when and where some stars are doing appearances and concerts, with some of them being free ones funded by Myspace themselves.
I still like Myspace, even it is not what it once was, and I think most people will like it, so give it a go and see what you think.
My review of MySpace.com
The buzz word of the last 5 years or so has been social networking. As I'm sure almost everyone reading this will already know; this involves signing up to a web site that gives you the ability to send private messages (like emails), public messages (in the form of comments left visible for all to see on a persons page) or even chat (as fast as your wee typing fingers allow) in real time to any number of friends and acquaintances online.
There are a number of popular social networking sites -including Bebo, Facebook and of course (the Granddaddy of them all) MySpace that have been attracting an ever growing number of ermm... social-networkees (sorry it's the best word I could think of :-)
If you listen to the more enthusiastic voices; social networking is THE thing, it's THE future, it's THE way to talk to all your friends from the comfort of your own home, it's THE way to make new friends, it's THE way to meet that special someone without an endless stream of rubbish dates, it's THE way too catch up with friends and family members who've moved away or who you've lost touch with, it's THE way to express yourself, and if you have a talent -as a writer, painter, sculptor, naked Morris dancer (or is that just me?) or musician/band it's THE way to reach a huge audience and secure world wide fame and fortune...
Except of course the above expectations of social networking are mostly a load of hype and should be taken about as seriously as the hysteria over the Millennium Bug!
There are quite a few faults with social networking; you can fool yourself into thinking you have 10s or 100s (thousands?) of friends if you want to - but a wise person knows they are truly blessed if they can count enough true friends to account for the fingers on one hand... You can brag about your exploits online to your 'friends' like how you pulled a sickie and didn't go to work yesterday - only to find your boss has been online and read the comment you've posted...
You can catch up with old school friends that you lost contact with/forgot 20 years ago; but if you couldn't be bothered to keep up with them then why are you befriending them again; just because it's easy to say hi to them once every 3 months online? Lol... You can try and meet that special someone online, but of course you have no idea if the person you're chatting too is in anyway like the person they claim to be in their online profile (so perhaps that 20 year old Nobel Prize winning fashion model and co-founder Greenpeace that you've fallen for on Facebook could actually be telling fibs!!)...
You can express yourself on a social networking site, but if you change your mind or write something when you're in a bad mood that in the cold light of day seemed like a really bad idea -it's too late, although you can change what you've written -it's already been seen and possibly even reposted elsewhere too!... If you're the artistic type you can certainly promote your music, art or whatever it is you do (or want to do) to the world via social networking but the trouble is the world isn't listening, only individual people listen and they are mostly on a social networking site to chat to their own friends and express themselves.
Rather unsurprisingly these people mostly do not spend the day trawling through millions of different band/artists etc to try and find ones they like; you're probably no more likely to have your talent 'discovered' online than you are to bump into someone who could help your artistic career if you put on a show on of whatever you do at a small local venue.
So is social networking really truly the future? Only in the same way that a clock is the future -if you see what I mean :-)
Like The Pretenders Song; Don't Get Me Wrong!
Don't get me wrong; I'm not anti social networking sites, I just think that their uses and the reality of what they can really deliver are limited (unless you're the one of the lucky few who created a social network site that became popular and are now reaping the rewards of millions in advertising revenue -lol!) and their pitfalls are often overlooked...
On the news recently I saw someone had created a website that checks people's posts on some social networking sites to let other people know when they're not at home and their home can be burgled!!... But if you have realistic expectations and a good idea of what you are using social networking for, then it can be a very useful tool -whether you use it for chatting to REAL friends or promoting your talents etc...
Most people who engage in social networking (that sounds rude; like a line from a Carry On film :-) are members of more than one site. This is no problem as they're free to join anyway, and fine if you genuinely have time to log into multiple sites and check all your messages!! Facebook is probably the BIG social networking site of the moment, and you don't hear so much about MySpace nowadays, which is odd because it has an enormous amount of members and shows no signs of flagging.
Although MySpace is older than Facebook it still has a few tricks up it's sleeve (like the way you can customise your page - more on this later) that make it the number one choice of musicians, bands and artistic types... though Facebook seems to be the preferred sites for chatting to real friends (which is good) or imagined/not-seen-for-years-so-why-bother-now? friends (which is bad) and for chatting up the opposite sex online - by folks who often seem to lack the ability to do it in real life (which is sad -lol!).
...MySpace however is still the number one choice of musicians, bands and artistic types to network, promote themselves and build a fan base -and although MySpace is older than Facebook it still has a few tricks up it's sleeve for those who like to do there own thing...
In case you haven't read any of my other reviews (why not? If you sat there for three hours without going to the toilet I bet you could read them all in one sitting -just kidding!) I'm a musician and music nut in general so that's why I favour Myspace (though I've enjoyed using Facebook etc too on occasion) and why I relate to the site...
Joining MySpace is very easy to do, and free. There are two types of account;
1) Normal Account - use this type of account if you just want to use MySpace to chat to friends on the site. This is the equivalent of a normal site on Facebook etc. You can fill in as much or as little detail about yourself as you want to; everything from favourite films and books to your favourite food.
I would personally never put my home address, phone number or any information that could be used by cyber or real world criminals. You can also add photos of yourself or anything you want to (within reason) as long as they're your photos. If you have a favourite band/single you can add it to your MySpace page as well as links to your favourite (or your own!) youtube videos etc.
You can talk to your friends by sending them a private message, or you write a comment on their page that everyone can see (there is a wonderful comment approval feature that let's you check every comment before allowing it onto your page just in case someone posts something you don't like -lol!), or you can instant message your friends if you like.
You have a list of friends which is searchable (very useful if you befriend the entire population of New Zealand) and your top/best friends are displayed (if you want them to be -and you also control who is in your top friends -up to 40 of them) on your page so you can quickly find them/ contact them/ visit their page to add a comment.
Built into MySpace is a blog so if you want to share your musings or announce that charity car boot or nude Morris dancing festival (what again?) that you have organised -you can!!
If you're an avid music fan you can pop across to your favourite band's MySpace page to see when their next gigs are or to listen to their music. Music is usually playable via the MySpace player, and you can usually (as long as the band have given permission) add their song to your site with your own (free built in) MySpace Player. You can even create your own playlists of favourite tracks by people if you like. You can sometimes even download and buy songs straight from the MySpace Player on your favourite band's page, if you want to.
2) Band Account - use this type of account if you are in a band and you want to promote your own music on MySpace. There are lots of very famous bands and musicians on MySpace so why not put your music on there too? You can upload your songs to the MySpace Player on your page so people can hear you and hopefully you gain some exposure. It is also possible to sell your music via the MySpace Player.
Instead of adding friends -the way you do with a normal account -you instead add fans to your page. So in theory you can add hundreds or thousands of new fans to your page to help support your band. In practice those 8 thousands 'fans' are unlikely to ever attend your gigs or ever buy your music but at least you are getting your name out to people who hadn't previously heard of you. You can also network with other bands and share venue/gig information etc, so it's not all doom and gloom... But be realistic in your expectations; you're unlikely to have a million fans buying your music or a stream of record companies knocking down your door... A myspace site for bands is best used to augment and promote what they're doing out in the physical world.
What else should I know?
Regardless of which type of account you open there's one very cool things you can do with your MySpace page that leave Facebook users feeling a tad jealous...you can customise it! You can change background colour, add a picture or pictures ... a drawing ...a logo etc. If you know how to use HTML (Hyper Text Mark-Up Language if memory serves me right! It's used for creating web pages) you can design your own page. If not you can simply go to any of the websites offering free MySpace page designs and get the code for the design you fancy... then it's just a matter of simply copying and pasting the code into your myspace page when you're editing it. Either way you end up with a fairly (or totally if you designed it yourself) unique page!! This is one of my favourite things about MySpace.
Adding friends (or fans if you have a Band Account) is easy... You can either contact someone you want to add to your friends and send them a request to join your page -or they can send you one. If you change your mind about having someone as a friend you can of course delete them from your list of friends.
There are a few annoying things;
...There are loads of adverts on the pages which can be distracting until you learn to 'tune' them out mentally (or of course there's always the option to use a good pop up and flash blocker).
...There are too many invites from everybody and their dog to attend such and such a function/gig/party/online radio show etc which you need to delete or they'll swamp your MySpace Inbox.... Most of these invites are to attend events that aren't even in the UK so I think MySpace could do with tightening their filters up to stop invites being sent to people outside a 100 mile radius of the actual venue (unless it's an online thing).
...My penultimate gripe is that MySpace is a bit naughty when it comes to blocking links that take you away from the site. You might be on a friend's MySpace page and they've put a link onto a blog run by a rival (non MySpace) site... and if you try to click on the link MySpace will flash up a warning about the site not being safe so they've disabled the link... (you can of course copy the address and put it into your browser address bar thus bypassing MySpace's efforts to stop you).
This link blocking of rival companies is I think a bit naughty. MySpace won't even allow links through to Google's blogspot which if anything is probably more trustworthy than MySpace! I get the feeling that perhaps this is sadly a battle to maximise advertising revenue by keeping members on site (and away from rivals) as long as possible....
.. The last thing I don't like, because it confused the hell out of me and everyone else who has ever signed up to MySpace -is why when you sign up you get a default friend called Tom... Tom apparently started MySpace so he tends to crop up as everyone's first friend.
... It's not that I mind having very rich influential friends; it's just that Tom crops up unexpectedly the first ever time you log into MySpace :-) Has anyone ever actually managed to get a reply from Tom??? I messaged him once for a laugh but I always got a message back saying he wasn't available... Humm!! Some friend Tom turned out to be -lol!!
On the positive side;
I have (but don't get carried away and forget my warnings about expecting too much from social networking sites!!) in fact made one or two new good friends from MySpace, and even occasionally conversed with a few famous musicians too (who shall remain nameless ;-)... but having said that I've also made a least at couple of good friends from being on Dooyoo too (though neither of them is famous as far as I know -lol!).
As I've already said I don't think social networking is all it's cracked up to be... but it can be useful if you don't expect too much from it and don't try and use it as a replacement for interaction with real people -who you really know or actually have met or intend to meet!!
Despite not being flavour of the month (that honour currently belongs to Twitter and Facebook) I believe MySpace is still at or very near the forefront of social network sites -especially for artistic types! (Though arguably there are better more specific social sites like ReverbNation for musicians -but they just don't reach or have the same huge numbers of people as MySpace).
Thank you so much for reading my review and I hope you found it interesting!!!
Myspace is another social networking website which allows you to chat to friends, family and look at their pictures. About 5 years ago everyone use to talk about Myspace but now you hear nothing except for Facebook. On August 9th 2006, the 100 millionth Myspace account was created somewhere in the Netherlands. I use to go on it quite alot but since none of my friends do then I longer do as theres no one to chat to or now new profile update.
The layout of Myspace has changed which now looks very similar to Facebook. Now can now write live feed which you can write in a box and it will appear on all of your contacts live feed page. Also at the bottom of the page is a tab which says online friend which if you click on this it will bring up a list of all your friends that are online. You can click on one of your friends are start having an instant private chat which is another thing you can do on Facebook. To the right of the page is a list of people which you may know which is very handy when trying to find friends.
One thing I do like about Myspace is the way you can change your profile layout and background unlike Facebook you can make your profile look unique and different to everyone elses. The way to do this is to add an HTML code which may be complicated at first but soon get use to it. You can create your own code or go onto sites which already have them created and you just simply copy and paste.
I do get alot of friends requests from people I dont even know, or music artists wanting me to listen to their music and then to tell them what I think.
In conclusion, Myspace is only good now if you have friends who go on there.
The days of MySpace seem long gone but as facebook and twitter come into play are you sure MySpace wasn't the way?
So basically you could sign up where ever in the world and what ever age and you could have your own account where you could do all sorts to really personalize you page and make it as much you as you could imagine.
With various websites such as 'Pimp your Space' you could upload every color you would like for the; the writing, the back ground, and the boarders. Along with it there was every type of theme from fairies to ninjas from drugs to bugs which you could have moving around your page or just keep the stationary.
You could upload your blog and likes and dislikes so everyone knew more about what you were and what you liked (although I have to say not many people read it). The greatest thing in my opinion though was with out a doubt the fact that you could have songs on your account for people to hear which you could take from any other artist on the web as well as uploading your own tracks.
Everyone know the Arctic Monkeys and they used this social networking site to get bigger and bigger until they because the UK's biggest album sellers. As a whole MySpace does seem quite young and as a whole it is clearly for the younger generation but the fact you could tell so much about someone almost just by their background was very interest.
As a whole, when everybody got to around 16 Facebook was the way forward as it had a more grown up vibe about it. Although MySpace now has a chat system too like facebook and you can still hear almost any song you want on MySpace people still seem to have deviated from it
Myspace is a social network. This was the first social network I signed up to and at the time was the best there was but no it doesnt seem to be no where was as popular as it use to be. I dont use Myspace nowhere near as I did and probally check it about 1-2 times a month now. I think this is due to everyone moving to Facebook, but Myspace seems to have tried copying facebook with the online chat box and the live newsfeed.
A good thing about facebook is the ability to change your layout and background images which no other social network lets you do. You do this by putting a html code in. I use to create my own but then used premade HTML codes as its much quicker and easier.
I always get random people adding me and sending me spam messages which I never get on facebook, and this has become very annoying but since I hardly go on it any more I just ignore it.
In conclusion Myspace is nowhere near as popular as it use to be and Facebook has over took it.
It is highly unlikely that anybody reading this is unaware of what Myspace is. In brief: it is a vast social networking site where you can hang out with your friends and meet new ones. But what about beyond the surface?
Myspace became massive in the early-mid noughties, and in truth, has slumped a bit in the past few years, as many social networking sites inevitably do. It is still widely used by people and musicians, but it's negatives, for a long time, have definitely outweighted it's positives.
For one, it's unreliable. Even years on from it's conception, pages still fail to load on a regular basis, or just go so slow that it makes it unworthwhile. When you finally do get browsing, the majority or profiles are littered with bright, obscene colours and backgrounds. It looks like someone has vomited a horrid spray of tackiness on every page - there is just no style or grace to it at all.
Navigation is no better. Finding what you want to do can take a good few seconds more than Facebook or even Bebo. Pages, because they are so packed full with media, often freeze one's computer. The general layout is just very ugly and clunky.
Furthermore, there seems to be an ever increasing presence of fake people and brash advertisements.
In effect, if you are a teenager and have a lot of friends still on there, you probably won't care about what i've said.
If you are anyone other than a 15 year old into emo music, it may be wise to check out Facebook which - while not without it's faults - is certainly the CURRENT King of social networking, and definitely a lot more neat, tidy and user friendly.
Myspace - Another main player in the social networking game, I woul go as far to say as this was the most popular until facebook came along and that had the cutting edge slightly probably dues to the ability to post status updates and the number of game style applications. However, since this fierce competition myspace have begun to make a number of changes including the fact you can now have a status as on facebook and not only that but a mood! You can pick a smiley face that best displays how you are feeling.
At join up you fill in your various details name, relationship, location etc. Friends can comment on your page you can search through your friends friends to find mutual friends and add those too. In a sense I actually prefer it to facebook as you can blog on your page not in particular because I want to tell the world my life story but to use it more as a diary to keep track of myself.
Myspace was also the field where new artists such as the Artic Monkeys and Lily Allen became picking up huge amounts of fans, myspace has great facilities for musicians in which those in a band can start a page listing tour dates or pub dates and offer tracks on that page so that more of the public can listen these can then be shared with anyone else on facebook or elsewhere on the internet.
I feel it is really easy to navigate too which sometimes facebook isn't as they are constantly changing the layout.
You can also personalise your myspace page so no ones page looks the same there are various tools you can use to do this and I would recommend having a search on google if you wished to do this.
Choosing myspace over facebook could be a good decision by the way of you will not be able to waste so much time on it in comparison to facebook as it doesn't have lots of useless applications to waste half your day. But in my case most of my friends have now given up with myspace so I use facebook more often. I think they need to pull something else out of the bag to attract people back.
Myspace is one of the better known social networking websites, it used to be the most popular but was surpassed by facebook. It's free and easy to join. When signing up you are given the option to fill in various details such as age, sex, relationship status, job, location, interests, profile (you do not have to fill these in if you don't want to).
What can you do on myspace?
- Add photos (the number of photos used to be limited to, I think, 20 but this has been increased and you can now divide them into albums too).
- Post blogs, bulletins and status updates
- Add friends (you can search by name/email address or you can browse for people who fit specific criteria).
- Instant message people on your friends list with myspace chat (similar to facebook chat and msn).
- Send private messages
- Comment on other people's profiles and photos
- Ability to customise your homepage (there are plenty of websites dedicated to codes for myspace layouts).
Since a large number of myspace users defected to facebook, myspace introduced a range of new features suspiciously like those available on facebook (such as applications, photo albums and status updates) to try and bring the users back.
Generally speaking people find it more acceptable to send and accept friend requests on myspace from people they don't know, whereas facebook seems to be more limited to people you know in real life. I'm not quite sure why this difference exists between the two websites but this has been my personal experience of them.
Myspace used to be better but despite their efforts they haven't managed to maintain their user base and as such it's quite quiet on there. Still has it's uses though and can be quite effective for business networking.
Myspace is an online social networking site which allows you to connect to friends, relatives and peers through messages which you can write to them and on their profile page.
It is a great site, very user friendly and easy to navigate your way around, sharing topics and discussions with friends. You can post pictures on the site, communicate with others and keep in contact with your friends. You can also search for people on the site whom you wish to add as a friend and get back in contact with those whom you haven't spoken to in years! However, when its rival Facebook launched, many users were leaving Myspace and going over to Facebook instead, which then became internationally known.
I, however, still use Myspace and find it very easy to use.
It is very simple to become a member and it is totally free to join.
I can recommend this site to anyone whom wishes to join an online networking site and keep in contact with your loved ones and friends. It is a good way to keep in touch without the need to spend money on phonecalls.
Myspace.com is a now somewhat obsolete social networking site, following the emergence of its perhaps less well-designed follow-up site, Facebook, which has since become hugely popular internationally.
Since its updates, Myspace has strongly infringed on the aesthetic, pace, and indeed ethos of Facebook, favouring a far less asynchronous communicational style. Its a little bit awkward now, and not especially user friendly or easy to navigate. Needless to say it has most of the features of Facebook, except it is far more customizable, in that backgrounds pictures, colours, effects and even music tracks can be assigned to your individual profile. Myspace Music is a really good tool, and is unrivalled by Facebook. It has organized gigs, and given rising to now hugely-popular bands and groups, as well as publicizing groups of far more underground and recondite genres. Myspace Video also exists, which is essentially a pale comparison of Youtube, which isn't really anything to write home about. Only difference is, you log-in using your Myspace account, and there are far fewer videos.
Like any other social networking site you need an account to look at peoples profiles, which are full of bios, personal information and photographs, uploaded as the user sees fit. Its nosey and voyeuristic but a good way to keep up with friends, provided you use it in moderation and don't allow it to consume any other aspect of your life. (Many complain that the site was addictive, I use the passive 'was' since a notable internet phenomenon was the mass migration from Myspace to Facebook, years after the release of the latter.)
Overall this is a decent social networking site, or it was before everyone LEFT for Facebook. Perhaps even worth registering just for the sake of Myspace Music, which is really good. Although lacking the applicational prowess of Facebook, it does feel slightly more down-to-earth, although aimed at younger folk than the Facebook crowd.
I remember when Myspace first came out. I can remember telling my self how stupid is that. A social network. Why would I need a social network. Im married with kids, and so the years went by.
Then I was at my grandfathers funeral and my cousin told me I had to sign up for myspace and he would take a picture of me for my profile. I had just driven 29 hours nonstop with no sleep it was a wonderful picture let me tell you.
So as we sat in our hotel room with his lap top surfing the net we created my myspace account. I put my picture up requested to be friends with my cousin and a few other people that we both knew and I was on my way to being a social networking junkie.
As myspace evolved so did my page on myspace. I realized that you could pimp your space and make it look way cool. I did that gave my page the glitter banners, the cool background, the slide show of my pictures, the way cool cursor that was different when you visited my page.
I found friends that I had not seen in years. I added friends from work. It seemed that every one was on myspace. I made friends that were into the same things as I was. I added my family I was able to keep up with them and vice versa. I was always on myspace. I uploaded pictures made photo albums. The whole nine yards. Then I got a virus on my computer from pimping my page. I could not believe it. I had to reformat my entire computer. Loosing so much that cant be replaced.
So since then I really have not been on myspace too much. I have since discovered facebook and it seems that so many more of my friends are on facebook. I will let myspace sit dormant months going by before I log in then one day out of the blue I will log back in and as soon as I do I realize why I left. I have 200 messages and not one of them is from any one I know. Myspace should be renamed to myspam.
Myspace is one of the longer running social networking sites. I have been a member from the begging and have used it loads over the years. It is really easy to get set up and make your profile. You can put up photos, videos and even have a song up on your page that will play while somebody is viewing your profile. Then you can add all of your friends and post messages on their profile and on their photos and vice versa. You can also arrange your friends into 'Top Friends' if you want to rank them into favourites.
The good thing about Myspace apposed to social networking sites like Facebook is that you can totally personalise your profile. There are lots of websites where you can get layouts and change the colours and backgrounds, etc. The bands on myspace is another thing that facebook doesnt really have. You can add them to your friends and follow their bulletins, or just view the profiles, listen to the songs and watch the videos. Myspace is a great way to find new music and for bands to promote themselves.
Although lately Facebook has overtaken in the social networking popularity, there will always be a part of me that loves facebook!
Myspace is a social networking site that usually appeals to teens and young adults. members can add photos and videos and use online chat.
profiles can be set to private or public. users can also write blogs.
Although myspace has a minimum age requirement of 14 it is virtually impossible for myspace to verify a users true age.
Myspace has made the news frequently and its not all positive.
web pages are sometimes infected with spyware or viruses.
sexual predators can lie about their age in an effort to attract naive youngsters.
Parents are often shocked to see the near pornagraphic pictures that some users post of themselves and the foul language used in bloggs.
scan through some of the profiles and pictures on myspace and you may decide its not a good site for your child to be involved with at least not without strict supervision.
if your child or teenager wants to share photos and messages with friends then there are far safer websites such as myfamily.com.
Another consideration when using sites such as myspace is that employers are now searching social networking sites to gauge character references for prospective employees.
I personally would not let my child have a myspace page