Sunday, May 17, 2009

MySpace vs. Facebook

Yeah, so I reactivated my facebook recently. And I don't much care for it. At least not enough to understand the apparenty mass exodus from MySpace. What's the big fucking deal? Sure, the IM is better (even though MySpace's new IM is practically identical), but the whole site is basically just one big community Twitter on crack.

I admit, I've reconnected with some long-lost people from my past on facebook, and am glad for it, but other than that, I just don't get what's so much better than MySpace about it. Can somebody clue me in?

I first got a facebook in late '04 or early '05, back when it still required a .edu email. I didn't like it, and deactivated it rather quickly. Then I got my first MySpace in late '05, didn't like that, and deleted my account. Then I got another MySpace in early '06, and briefly reactivated my facebook sometime around then. I know you don't give a shit about any of this, but I'm just trying to point out that I'm not exactly partial to social networking sites.

By virtue of finding an old elementary school buddy (that's you, Rob), I wound up keeping my MySpace. I'll also be keeping my facebook for the same reason. But given that there are way more features on MySpace, I don't understand why so many people are not only shifting to facebook, but ditching their MySpace accounts completely.

I'm just curious. Tell me what's up.


Anonymous said...

Facebook is cleaner. It does a better job of suggesting friends. It doesn't accost me with massive advertising. It keeps me signed in permanently. I like the news feed better. It loads faster. The people on there skew older. It gives you real time updates if someone comments. It's just better. That is all.

Posted by Jessica Lynn on May 17, 2009 - Sunday - 7:54 AM

Anonymous said...

the movie review app. the book review app. and there's no pornlinks constantly sending friend requests, which myspace used to have a bad problem with.

Posted by josh on May 17, 2009 - Sunday - 11:02 AM

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