Myspace vs. Facebook

What is Myspace? To many it’s a way to stay connected with current friends.  For others it’s a way to find friends who they have not seen in a while. Some people use it as a way to make new friends or flirt with someone they’ve never met. While Myspace users use the site to listen to music, write blogs or to upload videos, the truth is that Myspace is just a simple way to have fun while you network.  Having a Myspace page isn’t the easiest thing to do either. When you create an account, you have activated a profile. A profile that millions of people around the world can see and read. There is this belief that Myspace is for teens and Facebook for adults, and to be quite honest I agree.

I have a Myspace page, and I have to admit that it can sometimes be tough keeping up with a profile. The music you put on your profile is usually related to the mood you happen to be in. For example, many who appear to be in love have songs relating to passion, or those who are heartbroken play songs that show how their heart burns when they think of that certain someone. Believe it or not, when someone chooses a song, there is a lot of thought that goes into it. The beat of the song can label you with your friends too, making you cool or just a weirdo.  Myspace is merely another way teens express themselves, and many use it as a tool to attract more “friends” and gain popularity.

I noticed a lot of the things that go on in Myspace are childish and can potentially be very dangerous. There are many young girls out there exposing themselves a little too much to in an effort to catch guys’ attention, or even guys taking pictures of themselves showing their abs wearing only a towel. Although at times it’s funny to see pictures where they are half naked or just showing “booty,” it does not make it right. On Myspace there is SO much unnecessary drama. You have people threatening each other, you have people updating their life via their status…which in my opinion is ridiculous. It’s sad that things like this take Myspace beyond being just a chatting site. They turn it into free access for molesters to peruse for victims, or for others to bully and harass people. So now that I feel a bit more mature and feel that Myspace is no longer for me, I decided to move to Facebook.

One of the main reasons I took the initiative to change my preferred networking site was because most of the people I meet who can help me network with the right ones are older, and are on Facebook. And I was right. As soon as I started an account I noticed a big difference. On Facebook I don’t have to worry about a song for my profile. Every choice is very specific, or simply a brief summary of what you want people to know about you. Another big difference is the number of companies that have a Facebook account. As a friend of the company, you are kept updated with their new products, promotions, etc. Also, the layout of the Web site is much plainer, and I think that’s good.  It’s cleaner. Maybe one of the best things about Facebook is the ability to have a conversation with an unlimited amount of friends so others can join and give feedback. On Facebook you can share so much more, and in a more business-like forum compared to what Myspace offers.

And it’s funny. As I get older most, if not all of my friends, are making the switch. Facebook just seems like the cool place to be.

1 comment

1 Falcon { 02.27.12 at 6:20 am }

I think the social networks are very useful, it doesn’t matter wich one is, specially for the companies and business, but most of the teenagers aren’t ready for them, as this article say they use them to upload photos showing too much only to get more friends, most of them use the social networks just like fashion; and I agree that mySpace has more options for teenagers, as the music; facebook was disigned as a network for college students, and in some way for business people.

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