October 13, 2011. .
MySpace, dear old MySpace. What are we to do with you?
For a couple of years now MySpace has been losing users by the millions. It seems nobody has a good word to say about it anymore. And that's understandable: you only have to visit it's homepage to be bombarded with big images, movie clips and in your face advertising. Once logged in it's interface is slow to load and clumsy to do anything with. What once was the only website to be seen on, has now become a graveyard of unused profile pages; pages left because nobody can be bothered to go in and delete them. There was a time when I couldn't even visit it because, due to the amount of movie files and flash activity, it would crash my computer.
Launched in 2003, MySpace was for a few years the leading social networking site until it was overtaken
October 10, 2011. .
I've blogged before about Twitter and how sometimes it can be like the best place in the world to chat with friends, share some banter with like minded people you've never met (and often are never likely to), express feelings - good or bad - about a product, service, TV programme, CD or person. Twitter is also a great place to do business - my company has gained several new clients and made many more valuable contacts as a result of using the micro-blogging site.
Twitter is also a nasty place; with it's little cliques, it's bullying, name calling and general cattyness, it's the school playground of the internet. There's groups of people who tweet constantly but if you try and comment on something they've said and you'll be lucky to get a response in return. Celebrities can have thousands of followers but only follow back there friends and family.