Archive for January 24th, 2008

I have observed for a while the decline of MySpace. You see, when I first got into it back in 2002, it was a cool networking platform. An innovative new way to find old friends and possibly make new ones. Back then it was a good thing. Today, not so much. It is more of a punchline now. Where girls post slutty pics of themselves, where cyber-bullying and gossip reign supreme, and where perverts can go to see who they can stalk next. To me, it has become utterly repulsive, and ultimately useless.

My only reason for having an account was to keep up with the happenings of my two sisters, who are big fans of MySpace. One lives in California, while the other resides in Hawaii. They put up pics of family and blogged about things they have seen or done. For the most part, all in good taste, which I understood was the original concept of the site. So after logging in today to see what is happening with them, I came to the conclusion that it was time to cut ties with this joke of a website. When canceling, there was a place to comment. Here is what I told the MySpace folks:

MySpace was a great idea when I first got into it back in 2002. Now, it has gotten so “ghetto”, that an ad at the front page that appeared after I logged in was an advertisement stating something along the lines of “Want to know how to get the girl? You need the right rims! Pimp your ride! Click here!”. WTF? Well, that did it for me. I’m obviously not the audience you are wanting to attract. If I wanted to be subjected to ads like that, I’d record an episode of Jerry Springer. Way to go, MySpace.

So that’s that. I don’t want to be associated with the trash that the majority of MySpace users now consist of. And I feel like I owe an apology to all the friends and family that I turned on to MySpace a few years ago. It really was a great concept at the time. Had I known it was going in the direction that it did, I never would have suggested it. I can only imagine that the other big social networking sites are heading the same direction. Facebook. Friendster. It’s just a matter of time.

Bottom line is, I’m too good for MySpace. And I know quite a few people on there who are too.

-Dave Q.

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  • I'd like to see a nature film where an eagle swoops down and pulls a fish out of a lake, and then maybe he's flying along, low to the ground, and the fish pulls a worm out of the ground. Now that's a documentary.