What do you think of it with all this news going around with child rape and such? I have one but I dont put much info on it, like some dumbasses.
I use it sometimes as i know a lot of people on it. But personally i prefer communities.com
I dont take my profile very seriously though, mine dont have much on it.
I have one but rearly use it. I have frihost instead. There really is no point in it but like you said people being stupid about it and well getting raped and mulested.
I think its stupid... A ton of my friends use it. My school banned it recently, but that just made more people aware of it. I'd say at least 90% of my class use it, and about 35% are obsessive over it.
I have an account but dont use it since there is too many ads which cause the interface to be hard to use. Sometimes I have to spend 10 minutes just to find a link because it was hidden near the ads.
All good opinions and I can relate/agree with just about all of them.
So can I. My school that is all I hear about. "did you see her myspace picture?" "His myspace is so cool." I just want to say there are other sites except myspace people. Myspace blows. I used it only for hosting movies.
gosh, no... If I ever open account there please shot me...
I hate myspace I always see people going on it and saying so many things about it. I also always hear it on the news and they always talking about how they caught someone doing something bad and they were tipped off my myspace. Most people go on there and send messages to there friends and they see them everyday.
Myspace should be changed around alot. I don't like the fact that anyone can see that kind fo info, but then again you would have to be stupid to put anything personal on it...
You can make it private. I just don't like them. The server is really slow. You are better off making a real site.
Hi guys. Well yeah in a way I do, so I will say 50-50. The indie music space is great, and some great podcasters have some awesome groups over there. But like any large community the loonies exist. Another thing that I don't like is that the site feels really bloated, and ease of navigation is not one of the site's strong points! I would also like to add that I think that the whole kiddie security issue has been blown waaaay out of proportion. Like any online activity, I believe that parents should be responsible for their children's safety and that they should sit down with them and chit chat about some rules and stuff. Also, if a parent doesn't want their kid to go there then they should use a filter and block access to it. I mean, its not MySpace's obligation to babysit millions of users. A privacy statement exists and its the parents duty to read it if they are concerned. So I really believe that MySpace should be cut some slack. I mean, predators can stalk kids anywhere they please such as a chat rooms, or popular places like Yahoo! groups or blogs for example and that means that parents shouldn't view MySpace as the only threat that online teens face. Ok then, bye for now. Wow thats a long post!!
yeah, that's how it is at my school 2, i looked at it, i hated it.
so i put up a phpbb forum, and have 15 users now, most my friends from school, its way better than myspace, cuz there's no ads!!!
Yea ads mess myspace up a lot. There are just too many of them. Myspace isn't carefully thought out like it should be.
I think people blow things out of proportion. DO you really think MySpace is the problem or is it idiot parents?
MySpace is a great tool IF you need it. Most people have no need for MySpace for those of us that do, it is a valuable asset that we would not live without.
What do you need it for? I really only use it for uploading and hosting my movies.
Myspace is alright. I myself perfer Facebook as it's more exclusive to college students.
Plus, I dislike how how cluttered myspace can get with comments, the additional movies and photos users put onto their sites.
For some reason, I always tend to get quite a few porn spammers on myspace too... hmm...
The MySpace idea/concept is really cool. But it takes too much space... A lot of bands of music that I know uses my space for their official websites...
I'd prefer to have my own website.
I think it can be a good publicity for a band and etc...
Myspace is a waste of time. It's only real useful use is for uploading and hosting movies if you don't have space on a server, like blaster said.
I think all forms of myspace, such as lycos planets, and blogs, are total wastes of time with no redeeming value. I want all existences of them huffed in 7 days.
Start a website or somethin against them. I will protest with you
There already is a site www.myspaceisgay.com and i agree. Warning:Images may not be appriot to all veiwers
And yes i do agree that they are only good to host movies on.
wow I hate myspace. Not only because of its pointless nature but also how it allows people to compleatly butcher site desgin. I swear, some people have managed to make their profile look so horrible.....*cringe*
I hated myspace so I deleted my account. Then I was like "WTF what about my x-girlfriend and old friends who have moved and I don't see anymore?" So I created it again. Basically, I need it because I need to keep in touch with old friends.
On a side note, it's full of 'comment ******' and the server is really slow. Although the speed has improved a bit in the past 2 months.
Yea people sending bulletins is just really retarded but its what makes myspace => myspace. I cant stand those annoying retarded, useless, no good, pointless, chain letters. " Repost this or you will not fall in love in 2 months " - " If you dont repost this you will die tonight a slow lonely death " Its all a bunch of bs
I too hate the chain letters. I don't even look at them. I made one to get my site traffic and it worked though
I think myspace is retarded because I have a fully functional website here, at frihost.
I only use it to stay in contact with my friends who live clear across the country. I don't add/talk to anyone I don't know.
Some of the things found on Myspace are fairly lame, though.
Myspace is ok to talk to friends that live other places. But people that live right near you comment on stuff. It just sucks. Mspace isn't fun. People are stupid on myspace and therefore they get raped and mulsted.
Seriously, WHAT THE HELL GOES THROUGH THEIR HEAD!??!???!?!??!?!? How is it possible people spend hours and hours sending bulletins, commenting, etc. ?
I honestly don't know. I just don't understand how people are like did you see her myspace picture. Then these girls take camaras to sholl and take pictures of them ugly selfs. I think it is more of a girl thing then a guy thing
www.myspace.com/bloodeath666 the sad thing is im a 13 year old
A lot of us are that use myspace. I myself am 13. well turning 14 the 25th of this month. But if you make a site with frihost then it will look better.
your 13 turning 15 this december..i wish i could do that.lol
Rofl what do you eat?
Wheties. They make you pass a year. I only like odd years
Anyways, I have a myspace for my site www.myspace.com/heartcoregfx and it's a cool way to advertise. But only if you don't spam and if you actually talk to the people you add unlike other sites that have myspace.
my myspace is awesome...everyone add me
i think it's a piece of poo.
I have a mypace account but do very little on it. For me i could care less if it was there or not it doesnt bother me. I guess my opinion isnt worth much huh.
I really hate it, people are getting more egotistical with this stuff IMO.
it's actually for bored people. but, oh well. i used it back then... when i was bored.
Everyones opinion counts here.
Now that I look at it that way, I totally agree lol. With all those thomas myspace editors and crap
and what may that entail oh master? Please enlighten us all with your wisdom on HTML/XHTML programming.
You should'nt speak unless you can back it up.
I mean that they should have a site that takes real skill to make. We all know I am better then you. That is why you didn't want me on your team. Now admit it come on...
But myspace is just no good what so ever. It should go and become better and safer.
maybe you should learn to spell before posting.
C'mon Blaster, you are better than this.
i can see myspace is better than friendster. but i build one on friendster first so im kinda liking it.
I dont really mind it.
Its a way for people with no liffe to try and find one.
whoa...what's up with that? I have earned my bones...have you?
myspace = high school
facebook = college
Anyway, I like myspace. Looks like some recent posts on myspace averted a possible columbine. I know the administration in my school system have set up a system to scan myspace constantly for people in their system, and alot of times, if something is brewing on myspace, the sheriff's office is conveniently in the right place at the right time. Amusing.
myspace is a joke. its a thing for kids. its just a thing that kids can say hey look im on the internet.
i think the way the rubbish that is the artic monkeys have only taken of becuase of rubbish like this. these sites are nonsense. can someone please explain the concept to me please? i just dont get it at all. what the deal with "look at my profile: i like fishing and playing football. here is a photo of me as well" really i just dont get it!!
its a kids thing and will always be.
I use myspace for when i dont want to give my email to people (plus i never use my email). It also helps me contact all my friends instead of waiting for them get on AIM or MSN.
It's ok, it's definatly given my music a bit more promotion and the features arn't too bad on it but I don't like the layout and it's awkward to get to stuff... and due to my cookie settings it signs me out all the time.
Initially I thought it was gay. Eventually, though, I was convinced enough to sign up because I was bored one night..
Now I've fallen in love with it, mostly because I've found so many bands I like through MySpace. That, and there's a few friends I haven't seen in years that I found through MySpace. They aren't too keen on using AIM or forums like this anyway, so I still use my account..
Anyone who posts enough personal information that they can be found by a predator probably deserves to be molested. (maybe not entirely raped, though). Those surveys are gay, IMO, and people only use MySpace now to say "Look, I have 2948374678 friends, I'm popular!!" Well, for me at least, it's got the music and some real friends, so I don't mind the site itself (just the preps using it).
Frihost > MySpace
Although i like the community aspect of myspace
my friends had always tried to convince me to get a myspace, but I was lazy and stuck to xanga for a while. but then i had to move, and since I had no other way of contacting them, I got one just to keep in touch. It's really not too bad, although it's a bit boring. Of course I put everything on private, so it should be okay. the only good thing about myspace is that people can post a lot of pictures on there, and this is extremely good for me since I moved to another state and I want to see my old friends. Other than that, it's just like any other community place where people hang out.
MySpace is evil! After I signed up, all I got was spam, and advertisers sending me messages through the site. Stupid, stupid. So I cancelled my account.
I do like MySpace, I admit it. The thing is, it is a great way to keep in touch with friends who you dont see that often, and you dont have to keep track of email addresses...It's also great for checking out bands you've heard of, and want to hear...
I use it, but not addicted to it like a bunch of other people
Get some fcking help?
I'll admit I use it too but I dont get obsessed and crap like that. I havent been on for 5 days now. FriHost is getting the best of me
Well I'm one of those people who uses myspace, but mine's private so there's not a bunch of random people asking to add me and stuff. I only use it to keep in touch with friends because I move around a lot, but I think it's okay. Obviously I don't approve of all the "myspace ******" or the creepy people out to get someone...but there is stuff that can be done to prevent that.
Oh god i hate that site they should rename it www.lookatmeim10yearsold,sojustcomeandrapemenow.com and it would be so much better. Everyone has one and everyone posts way to much info on it. I look at some of my friends and they post their address cell phone numbers full names the only thing missing is a credit card and social secruity number. I think that site should be shut down forever because its worthless and its gone way past its beginings when it was first ment for bands who wanted publicity.
i seriously dont understand the obsession about myspace, i heard everybody in the US is nuts about it, i dont see why, its just a profile, and know msn is doing the same thing.
I guess its alright cause it does offer free hosting of mp3, and video and is reseaonably fast.
Yea but if you used it you would know that its wicked slow. And it has errors at times and it gets really annoying.
My 2 cents....
I think MySpace was a good idea with poor implementation.
The guys who founded it wanted a site they could do all the things they wanted to do on the web, host movies, pictures, keep in touch with friends, etc.
When they did, they didn't put much in the way of controls (safety and rules) on what could be put up or how it could be used. That's why it became so popular so quickly.
Now MySpace (now owned by Rupert Murdoch) is facing new challenges as it deals with unwanted content and unwanted results from said content. The majority of it's users won't want to see too many changes, but MySpace is going to change.
Let's see how it handles the transition.
Myspace is evently going to get sued. After that you can say buh bye to myspace. Like i said before it sucks. The only good thing is for the videos. That is hosting them. They have not thought it out enough. Then you get stupid people that meet people and get raped.
Xanga sucks too. Don't even get me started on any of these gay things.... If you want to talk to friends then talk to them through forums or messagner.
Yeah, I know. But I'm just saying that these are better than MySpace because it sucks so bad.
MySpace isn't really a blog, so I don't really see it on the same level as Xanga or whatever other blogging site there is.
Yea it is more of a hey look at his/her pictures ehh he looks ugly.... oh i must comment. It isn't a blog but it still sucks. I go on maybe once a month. The only reason i went on a little more this week was becuase of my birthday.
I have had an account with msn for years now. I don't use My Space, however, my son and his wife have used it for a while now. I personally don't care for it. I view this as another way for MSN to appeal to the younger generation, and of course sell ad space. I would much rather have my own webspace and be able to use my own personal style in the decor and be a bit more original.
I say a group of people here should try and make a site like myspace. Make is safer and get payed millions of dollars. But ours will be thought out unlike the maker of myspace.
That would be very interesting to see, especially as it folds out. A whole forum project, or something to that extent? I'd definitely join.
I personaly have a myspace. Barely go on it though. It sucks i think. There are ways it could make even more money but they are too stupid to realize it. There are things that need to be changed. Things that could be better. Tom just doesn't want any chage. But when haveing a website like that it should be.
For high school and college students I think facebook is waaaayyy better. It's known as the nerdy myspace at my school, and rapists can't get an account because it's possible to report people who don't go to your school.
aka facebook > myspace
Yea i see what you are saying. Face back is ok. But then again not that many people sign up. Its hard to make a site like that and only minimize it to certain people.
hwll ywah i like it ever since i discovered it online ive bee adding contacts that i use for helping e out with my (fan) sites even artist and vips are on there why would someone not like it lol
They arn't really the artists. Most of the famous people are just fans.
I have a myspace. Its pretty swell actually.
I think myspace is a waste of time. I dont know why people tend to love it so much. They are so may people on there pretending to be children it's sick.They should delete the service all together.
I used it twice.. The first and the last time for 10 minutes until I went to a dude's profile and it froze my computer completely. I think its a waste of time and designed for people who lack social abilities. I even know a dude who asked a girl to prom using it cause he was too scared to do it face to face...She said yes
Jesus christ... you should see some of my friends then
i dont really mind it, but i dont use it (not for molestation,etc. reasons, though)
I just looked at the source code for some of the myspace areas including the forums. It's appauling how un web standard it seriously is. The only things remotly web standard is the home page.
myspace.... myspace is like an online database for all the kids who get raped and stuff.. and yet they still use it. i call it the pedephial stop n shop
Nope i dont join myspace. Im a friendster member. Why?????????????????????/
weird huh, but all my friends join friendster , none interested in joining myspace.
One sad think about myspace is kids use it as place to promote suicide, criminal act. Heard too much about bad things at myspace.
Yea i was watching something yesterday about myspace. It turns out people actually sell drugs on myspace. Some of there groups are about drugs. They dont' know how to run it. It could be a really good website but it just isn't ran right.
Seriously guys, loosen-up. If ya meet a weirdo, block the ****** and report his IP.
I don't update mine that often, but it's just a bit of fun.
Those I know in bands put their music up there, and they get exposure/a mini fan base. And bigger/better-known bands are up there too - to signup, listen and keep up to date with gigs.
I add my friends, my friends add me, we laugh at each other's pic's and we (have a group just for our real-life-person-to-person-social-circle that) send bulletins/IMs what we're doing when... it's a large-scale way of keeping in contact and up-to date with everyone.
I do have to say that their forum... and site in general... is of a pretty low standard structurally though...
meet in rio
Too many high-contrast angle pictures of 14 year old girls waering too much eyeliner, and I really hate the design, but I do have an account and occasionally log in. I only have a handful of real-life friend on there, though.
Besides, bebo and Friendster are my online stalker resources of choice. =]
*back in my box*
I didn't know what myspace is..
I visited the website. is it kind of blogs?
Yea it is a type of blog but sort of better. Still not good though. They really need impovements and different things like that.
I like, he is very fun
Personally I made my MySpace as a way to stay in tocuh with my friends from California since no one used Xanga anymore. It worked for a while, but then I got sick of random people messaging me to be friends. About 65% of the friend request I get I couldn't even begin to guess who they are. It's crazy, I could understand if they had a common intrest, but most of the time it's like "Hey nice pic, wanna be friends?". Uhm, thanks for the compliment, but that doesn't qualify as a reason for being "friends" when I've never a) communicated with you and b) know your real name. So I don't even use it anymore and eventually I'll get around to taking it down, but I prefer just not evening going to visit. Oh, and I also agree that it's extremely stupid how so many people put WAY too much personal information. Unfortuantely, alot of my friends do this.
OverRated sites, full of 12 year olds trying to act older. Then when They have there age set at anything over 18 and a guy whos over 18 talks to them the law gos after them screwy huh?
Anyway, Myspace is just like a mall full of teens.
Bebo's the worst for that. It's like... what are you doing - advertising yourself to rapists or something?
That is why myspace sucks. It takes them too long for shit. Its stupid. He uses his time he expects everyone to know when 11 pm is. at least he could put (GMT-7) or something.
Also IM's been down for aaages and it says he's fixing it at some soon date that has been outdated now.
Yes i know. That is why i stoped using myspace. He isn't on top of things so it sucks. He needs to fix what he has before he adds more.
I've never really used it, probably because none of my friends use it. It's not very big were I live (Sweden) and we have other sites just like it and those are way more popular here. I use MSN to stay in touch with friends instead.
Also, all that talk about emos and people with too much make-up does make you kind of anti-myspace.
Everyone having a MySpace is stupid and piontless; it's just a blog, which of course most people will not put anything of value on. If you want to tell your friends something, tell them yourself, don't direct them to a blog. If you are away for an extended period of time, maybe it would be useful, but for everyday use I think it is pointless. Some of my friends use it. Completely pointless.
People are also going overkill with the pictures of themselves on their accounts. I would not post a picture of myself (alone) on MySpace. For bands, it may be a decent way to get some exposure, but really I would not respect a band whose only web presence is on MySpace.
If you are a new band it would be better to use www.purevolume.com. It is more band friendly and everything. So really myspace sucks for bands. They allow only 4 songs but purevolume lets more. So really myspace isn't any good at all for bands.
Apart from the:
* Ghastly looking profile pages
* Endless supply of black background emo kid depression venting pages
* Endless supply of horrible music which plays by default
* Fact that there's a guy on there with my name who is the complete polar opposite of me
I use MySpace for two reasons:
To advertise my band.
To create a profile which is the opposite of most profiles (ie. "Why am I filling this thing out?")
I also use my own MySpace to promote the bands of people I know to show I support them - such as Angela's Dish and Mr Suitcase, and also bands which are less known (but international) - such as Planet X.
We know what david looks like now. . Nice drum set too. But if you want to advertise your band i suggest www.purevolume.com. It is more "band friendly" So really myspace has little space. I use it like i use google video. I steale bandwidth muhahaha.
I like it because I can find lots of really good bands there without having to go tons of places. Their music thingy is pretty good for me, the reader. I can't speak for the musicians though.
good to see yet another Australian on the site.
I've stopped using it lately, but yesterday my best friend (who lives in another state) got it, and she says she wants me on it so we can talk. I see no problem with that, I mean, as long as the page is private and only friends can see, i don't see any real threats.
That's very agreeable. To me at least. Mines public but Im a confid3nt and optimistic person and I dont think anything is going to happen.
I don't either but i am still safe about it. None of my pictures shows what i look like. Also for all people know i live on mars. I am 100 years old. I lie about these things.
I have one account on myspace.
... oh wait, I mean, I had one, which I closed when I noticed I didn't like the "enviroment" myspace has. It just feels bad when you start visiting other "spaces" and you see how everyone in there is depressed/whoring. Well, not everyone... but it's a good percentage.
As of June 10,
36% dont like myspace
20% do like myspace
13% think its a place to ask to get raped
5% dont know what myspace is
26% dont mind myspace
So, really 49% hate it (add who doesnt like it + who think its to get raped)
and 46% either like it or it doesnt bother them.
This is my way of bumping a topic Keep voting those who havent!
Don't like myspace... Not since a friend told me his sister said she was 17 when she was actually 13. Liar! Around 18 is a dangerous age. It's a place where perverts search for hot girls and lie about their age (actually 60 said 18 with a false image). Don't trust the internet, kids.
myspace is a good site. honestly there's people everywhere. just look at xanga.com it's been around twice as long and there's 20x more stuff wrong wit it but it just hasn't been stabbed at with bad media attention like myspace.
I think MySpace is too overrated.
I think how people feel about myspace is related to age. I'm 44. I've been directed to it a few times and it just confuses the hell out of me. The pages I've seen just seem so mixed up, I can't understand how anyone makes sense of them (with the possible exception of http://www.myspace.com/heartcoregfx - that's a first )
But to the average 14-16 year old, I think their eyes (somehow) manage to tune out the unimportant and see ... well whatever it is they go there for.
It's good for free music, I get tons of new bands and singers off myspce but apart from that it's not much cop!
Myspace.com is so dangerous, did you see on the news, a sixteen year old girl flew all the way to middle east to meet a guy she met on Myspace? Myspace is full of perverted old guys hunting and promising young girls and telling them lies.
in my opinion, orkut is far far better than myspace...
best thing is it is ad free
i have all my friends connected here in orkut.
I don't really like Myspace. Then my mom would freak and tell me to change all my things and shut it down because so many people are idiots and agree to meet people from there. *sigh* Media has ruined it for me.
i like myspace. i find it a fun way to keep in contact with my friends and make new ones. i do find it annoying when bands keep trying to add me though
i hate myspace. i made an account seeing as its so flippin popular and i found no use for it. in fact, i previously used piczo and although it blocks spiders and robots it has a much better interface, easier to use and myspace is just dumbdown version of it. there is only one myspace site i like and thats Kaila Yu.
I like bebo as a social networking site better.
MySpace doesn't really bother me. Sure, it's got a really crappy interface, has poor site management and organization, is the breeding ground for suicidal emo kids who meet up with pervy dirty old men...
It just takes too much energy to hate it. I don't hate MySpace. Hate is too strong an emotion, and MySpace just isn't worth all the effort.
I agree. MySpace has become a jacked-up, Photoshop-ed version of society, and things have all just turned into a huge and grotesque [virtual] popularity contest. People who are really quiet and reserved or timid in real life would go on pretending to be a "model/fashionista" and "tyPe LyK diSszz" and release their hidden desire for attention. In a way, it's an outlet for people to be seen and heard. It's a pretty good concept, but it's all turned out ugly. And it's really sad to know that there are many idiotic pre-pubescent boys and girls who display--nay, advertise--their profiles on MySpace just to be devoured by online predators. Sadly, it's the kids' fault. [Is it, really?] It's media gone bad. Really really really bad. And who wins? The owners of MySpace--who are cashing on from the sponsors.
.....Oh, and yeah, I do own an account at MySpace. I don't use it that often, though. I only use it to read some of my friends' deepest and darkest secrets--that they idiotically have posted on their so-called "blogs". [I'll use Wordpress or Blogger over a MySpace blog.] Or I would wonder out loud, "Whatever happened to [insert name here]? Aha! Check his/her MySpace." It's simple, really, how all our lives have become so "public" all of a sudden. It could be due to some secret desire to be a "star". MySpace feeds egos, of that, I am sure. Oh, and here's a related link to a MySpace movie satire: [watch]
I've only been around some band spaces and I just hate the endless "thanks for the add" messages. Even more, bands should know that they are actually sharing their mp3 rights when uploading them to MySpace. That just sucks!!
I still dont' get this. If a band wants to get important people to hear them they really should upload to purevolume. Myspace only allows i beleave 4 songs. I know pure volume lets you upload like 8 or more songs.
I don't really like myspace. Theres hardly anything to do on it apart from describe yourself. Theres sooooo many restrictions on your own website e.g you can't add special pages and stuff like that. I think myspace should adapt and allow people to add pages and alot more things than you can nowadays.
I had an account. But most of you married ppl or ppl with a significant other knows that myspace is a bad place to be on. My wife and i had accounts a few months ago. While i was in iraq retarded girls back home would write nasty stuff and my wife would catch it. I have to say some women are so retarded. Anyways I think myspace started off ok until it got too big and thats when all the perverts started logging in to it. Its just so sad that ppl use that as a means of getting sexual pleasure.
Lots of opinions here but I NEED MORE! Please vote, those who havent!