First, a quick background. I’ve been quite curious of the whole social networking fad that has been going on. As such, I first joined Facebook to get a peek at what it was all about. I created my account, added a few people, checked it frequently. Then sat there. Outside of getting in contact with old classmates/friends, it’s a pretty damn boring environment. I think it’s safe to say that I still didn’t get it.
A little time went by, and I got tired of hearing all this roar about MySpace. I assumed it was just another site like Facebook, but wanted to be sure before I wrote it off. So I went and created an account…..
Now that I’ve been on it for a month or so, I feel no need to hold back judgement. Holy crap, what a steaming pile MySpace is. I was definitely wrong when I first thought it was another Facebook. Hell no, at least facebook has a web application that is clean, relatively fast, and… here’s a thought… WORKS! I can’t keep track of how many times I’ve tried searching and get a stupid error page saying their engineers have been notified of the error. I’m throwing the bullshit flag on that one! They’d probably receive on the order of magnitude of 100,000 emails a day if that were the case.
I then tried setting aside my frustration from the technical side of myspace, and focus on the idea and not the implementation. Yeah, there’s nothing there either. I now fully believe that 90% of MySpace users are legally blind, and 85% of the remaining 10% are color blind. I’ve never seen so many webpages that make me wish I’d just have the seizure and get it over with. Again, I tried setting my disgust aside and focus on the content. But then I realized I couldn’t focus on the content because some really annoying song just started playing from someone’s page! When I finally turn that off, all I see are retarded internet joke images, lame shout-outs on the bulletin boards, and shitty camera phone pictures. To those I say: 1) everyone has seen those jokes, they aren’t new. Ever. 2) Oh boy, you’re only the hundredth person to say “Wow, it’s been a long time!” and 3) just because your phone has a camera doesn’t mean it was meant to be used all the time. Seriously, put it down.
I’m convinced that MySpace needs to just be buried in internet history and forgotten about. I admit that I still don’t care about social networking sites, but someone’s gotta come along and beat MySpace. Please!