Friday, February 24, 2006

The Myspace Virgin

I always used to say that the only way to understand something, is to fully do it yourself.

I mean, how would someone who is in the 30+ age group, married, with a kid, and geeky to say the least, be able to understand the 18-22 age group, especially when it involves something so basic as hanging out.

His rant:

Why? Because I just don’t get it. I wish I did, but I don’t. Those crazy kids today, and all that. I mean, I get the components of it all - community, pictures, messages, music, social networking, yada-yada, but I don’t *get* why MySpace in particular is popular. I don’t grok it down deep. Or Facebook for that matter (not that I’ve ever seen Facebook - what a competitive advantage, hey? If you’re out of school you can’t even see what the hell the site does!). Why did these sites get such traction when others didn’t?

So let me start by saying that Myspace RAWKS, firstly because there is already a guy(Tom, the freakin creator!) on ur friendlist with freaking 5,827,8621 buddies. You don't have to feel i did when i first joined Friendster.... no buddies on registration :(

So basically, you can click on anyone, to get to see a page.

Another cool thingie... is tha fact that the bulletin board only goes out to people your close to, meaning your friendlist. Not to freaking everyone on the planet the way hi5 does.

People think that Myspace profile pics are clean... but that's only cos they got their censor scissors out ! Bummer! :( Especially when most of the pics are fingerlicking hawt! :p

The KEEEEEEEWWLEST thing though, is the fact that you can upload freaking anything... from your own HTML crap.... to the pics, music, videos... and oh yeah... the blogs :p

Some of the pages are so unbelievable... u start thinking they are personal pages!

So if you ask me, why I love Myspace... its because:
its ME!


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Social Glue

This link, made me think :-P

The juicy parts:

"the rise of networked individualism - where users of modern technology are less tied to local groups and increasingly part of more geographically scattered networks.

"This creates a new basis for community. Rather than relying on a single community for social support, individuals often actively seek out a variety of appropriate people and resources for different situations," he said. "

People used to either be net freaks, or net allergic.
Now, it's actually acceptable for people to lead socially active lives, as well as virtually active lives.

Brings me back to my previous article about social networks.

Now, it looks like we are getting even more socially active, with friend circles actually spanning the entire globe, or atleast parts of the globe which have internet :P

I like the thought of being networked individuals, the fact that we are strong individuals, hence the networks are even stronger, because the individuals are more clearly themselves.

The fact that no longer do we just call up the same person no matter the problem. Now, we call the person, who can more effectively solve the problem.


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