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Old 06-04-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Facebook and MySpace: Hate it or love it?

My wife has just now started getting super obsessed with Facebook and it really drives me up the fucking wall. I'm just wondering if I'm in the minority here when I say that the whole thing is just a way for people to feel good about themselves.

"I have THIS many friends!"
"Look! So-and-so wrote a nice comment about me!"

Assholes and dumb chickenheads I THOUGHT I was all done with in high school are all of a sudden finding her and wanting to talk. She just eats it up because it's definitely got to be good for the ego. As far as I'm concerned, if you KNOW me and you are my FRIEND, you have either my cell phone or AIM. That's all.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: Facebook and MySpace: Hate it or love it?

It's kinda dumb, but I actually signed up for facebook. It's a good way to see a lot of pics of friends and see what they are up to on a daily basis. You can email or talk on the phone, but it's nice to have everything on all one page. And facebook is like myspace, without all the molestors.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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If you are out of High School and are on these web sites, you better check yourself there is good chance you are a dork.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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If you are out of High School and are on these web sites, you better check yourself there is good chance you are a dork.
You might think so, but a healthy majority of recent college grads are on a myspace, facebook, etc. type page (including many on this site). People who graduated from college in the mid-90s might think its lame, but most people who graduated from college between 2000 and 2007 have either a myspace, facebook, or similar web page.

And, mredskins, what's the difference between frequenting a site like this, and keeping in touch with long-distance friends on a site my facebook?
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My wife has just now started getting super obsessed with Facebook and it really drives me up the fucking wall. I'm just wondering if I'm in the minority here when I say that the whole thing is just a way for people to feel good about themselves.

"I have THIS many friends!"
"Look! So-and-so wrote a nice comment about me!"

Assholes and dumb chickenheads I THOUGHT I was all done with in high school are all of a sudden finding her and wanting to talk. She just eats it up because it's definitely got to be good for the ego. As far as I'm concerned, if you KNOW me and you are my FRIEND, you have either my cell phone or AIM. That's all.

She drives you up the wall huh...? Welcome to the married life..! GOOD LUCK
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Re: Facebook and MySpace: Hate it or love it?

While MySpace has its numbers of teeny-boppers, emo-driven blogsters and sexual predators, such a cyber-world does have its advantages. An open community like MySpace allows for networking, especially for musicians. What's the easiest way for someone to get their music heard to millions? Put their music on MySpace... MS even has billboards for top artist hits that are signed to major, indie or no label whatsoever. In fact, Lily Allen started her singing career on MySpace- and its catapulted her into stardom.

For most of us, it's an easy way to reconnect with our old pals and remember birthdays.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
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Re: Facebook and MySpace: Hate it or love it?

I like facebook, but not myspace. As a college student I find it convenient to organize big parties and events. Obviously that is not how I keep in touch with everyone, but it can help at times. Myspace is overloaded with high school and middle school losers.

Of course there is a limit of everything, and there are people obsessed with facebook, and it actually lowers their grades which is sad. Personally, I might check it once or twice a day, not more than 10-15 minutes a day.

Isn't your wifey too old for facebook TMC?
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i am pretty sure over 90% of college kids have a facebook. I don't know a single student at maryland without a facebook. I am sure there are quite a few that don't but i really can't think of anyone i know, that I am sure, that doen't have one. There are the people who are facebook whores and use it too much but its a simple way to stay in touch with people. Organizing events are a lot easier too. Facebook is meant for college students more than high school students too.
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I hate it. It's also a way to get involved is some VERY shady activity. There are a ton of s*xual nuts out there that use those sites to find partners.
Um maybe for MySpace but not for facebook. From my personal experiences and those from my female friends, I havent heard of sexual nuts. But there are stalkers. But again, aren't there always stalkers?
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Also there are tons of privacy settings on Facebook, so I dont know why some students(mainly girls) bitch about stalkers. You can set your profile so that only your friends can see it. And beyond that you can also accept someone as a friend and still prevent them from seeing pics, etc. so I dont really see what the problem is.
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If you are out of High School and are on these web sites, you better check yourself there is good chance you are a dork.
Um that isnt true. Majority of college students are on facebook. See BSB's post for clarification.
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I don't have a myspace. I don't see any reason for it. It seems much more wierd than facebook does. Facebook is more clean and seems to be more private with real friends being "online friends". Facebook is less sketchy too. I don't really hear of people talking about myspace that much.

Facebook is to myspace as Thewarpath is to extremeskins---i don't really know why that is but it sounds right.


Facebook can be stalkerish too but most the girls i know limit their profiles so only friends can see them. I am pretty sure myspace does that too but facebook is less of a global community and more of a local community. Regardless of privacy settings people can't see people in other 'networks' unless they are friends. I can't see someone in the UNC network becaues i am in the UMD network, unless we are friends
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I don't have a myspace. I don't see any reason for it. It seems much more wierd than facebook does. Facebook is more clean and seems to be more private with real friends being "online friends". Facebook is to myspace as Thewarpath is to extremeskins.
Haha couldnt have come up with a better analogy myself. Well done lol.
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I'm along the lines of TMC. I'm pretty easily accessible, email, AIM, phone. My wife has a myspace page to keep up with friends...she doesn't spend enormous amounts of time on it, but it's an easy way to keep up with people for her. I just don't have the time for stuff like that...
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I'm along the lines of TMC. I'm pretty easily accessible, email, AIM, phone. My wife has a myspace page to keep up with friends...she doesn't spend enormous amounts of time on it, but it's an easy way to keep up with people for her. I just don't have the time for stuff like that...
That's what I'm sayin' about it. I just feel like anyone who is so casual of an acquaintance that I'm only going to talk to them via MySpace or Facebook is too casual of an acquaintance to put any energy into that relationship. That might be the cynic in me, but really, I don't have, need or want relationships with a hundred people who are going to be pissed off at me if I don't, "Answer their comment..."
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