MySpace is Evil

Monday, July 28, 2008, 10:29 PM

A few weeks ago, I caved and set up a MySpace account. Anyone who works in web design can tell you that MySpace is a dreadful piece of design and coding, but it is nonetheless the place to be, so I have joined up. My profile is set to private at the minute, but if any of you folks want to 'friend' me, hop on over to www.myspace.com/stuartneville/. I've already said hello to a few old college friends, so it's not all bad. Oh, and ZZ Top are now also my friends. I wonder will they come round for tea?

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18 Comments:

Blogger Aerin said...

MySpace and not Facebook? For shame - Facebook is far superior!

11:14 PM  
Blogger adrian mckinty said...

Stuart

For god's sake get out while you still can. It took me three months to shut down my account. Why did I leave? They emailed me dozens of times a day about meaningless crap, and then people kept sending porn to my inbox (that wasnt so bad actually). Get out while you still have a chance.

Adrian...

11:33 PM  
Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

I'm with Adrian. MS the Internet for fucking toddlers. Don't pass go, don't collect $200...

12:49 AM  
Blogger Ello said...

Stuart! I said Facebook! Not Myspace! Go switch it and come over the bright side of the Internet!

2:27 AM  
Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

while we're having true confessions here:

http://www.myspace.com/sexscenesatstarbucks

4:52 AM  
Blogger adrian mckinty said...

I can see why ZZ Top would be your friends though. Obviously really.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Precie said...

Ditto what Aerin and Ello said.

Ditch myspace. Facebook is far superior...all the fun, none of the headache. It's also much more pleasant from a web design perspective. Seriously.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Natalie L. Sin said...

Probably around the same time Margaret Cho shows up at my house with a pot of kimchi ; )

6:13 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You're a braver man than I, Stuart. Every time I wind up looking at someone's MySpace page, I find myself thinking, "This must be what it feels like to have an aneurysm." Such truly horrid design...

6:51 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I’m with the majority: MySpace is hideous!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous JES said...

Must say that I too am surprised. You've taken such care with the design here and at the Ghosts site -- MySpace is like eating needles by comparison. Er, one supposes.

Still trying to figure out FaceBook, though. It seems like a giant self-replicating Rolodex -- not a lot of content there, but a lot of contACTS.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Conduit said...

To clarify, I really, really dislike MySpace. It's clunky, badly designed, breaks all sorts of accessibility laws, pages often never load, the editor is next to useless, and I could go on...

I just feel it's one of those necessities. In terms of communication, I'm happy with Blogger, but I do feel people expect any entity, be it author, musician or corporate behemoth, to have a MySpace page, almost as much as they expect a website. I'll be using it purely for networking and promotion, rather than blogging or any other online pursuits.

I had a look at Facebook earlier - I've never used it. On the surface, it appears less suited to networking and promotion, but I may give it a go once I get to grips with MySpace.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I agree that MySpace has its utility; I'm just holding out as long as absolutely necessary before I cave and get myself an account...

11:22 PM  
Blogger Just me... said...

Um..
Did you take the Myspace page down?

11:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Conduit,

I've had a myspace page for a year now with 8600 hits...and I'm basically a "nobody". It's worth the exposure. I do not get any of the "crap" that other people talk about. Maybe it's my personal settings. I like it for the music end of the promotion as well as the exposure as a writer. I have never tried Facebook. I don't want to keep up with more than I have to right now.

Blessings,


I'll look for your site.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Oh, and beware. Myspace takes rejection to a whole new level. Kind of good practice for the publishing business...

Have fun,
Jennifer

5:45 AM  
Blogger Conduit said...

Just me - No, it should be there. I have it set so that only friends can see it, so send me a request if you like.

Jennifer and Josie - duly added.

Betsy - I sent you a friend request last week!

2:34 PM  
Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

Yeah, and as I never get on, I wouldn't know. Shoulda emailed me at home, boyo.

2:17 PM  

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