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(MSNBC)   Teenagers now think MySpace is totally not cool   ( msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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21795 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jul 2007 at 8:45 PM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2007-07-13 04:24:53 PM  
Damnit...now I'm gonna have to emulate 12 year olds!
 
aba
2007-07-13 04:27:24 PM  
Why is the move happening? Must have something to do with the recent "comparing sex offender list" to "Myspace user lists"
 
2007-07-13 04:33:03 PM  
aba: recent "comparing sex offender list" to "Myspace user lists"

Same thing. Always was, always will be.
 
2007-07-13 04:37:38 PM  
Obviously I don't understand facebook, I thought it was restricted to college kids.

Guess not.

Here I am -----------------> and here's the loop O
 
2007-07-13 05:08:33 PM  
A Ph.D. candidate who legally spells her name in lower-case has no right to judge the coolness of anything.
 
2007-07-13 05:10:34 PM  
DarkJohnson: Obviously I don't understand facebook, I thought it was restricted to college kids.

It was, until recently. They added High school networks when you previously needed a college email to create an account. Then they caved and just added networks for anywhere, so it's open.
 
2007-07-13 05:10:36 PM  
Parents know about Myspace. Parents are clueless about Facebook.
 
2007-07-13 05:28:58 PM  
All the cool kids are moving to orkut.
 
2007-07-13 05:34:58 PM  
Humean_Nature: DarkJohnson: Obviously I don't understand facebook, I thought it was restricted to college kids.

It was, until recently. They added High school networks when you previously needed a college email to create an account. Then they caved and just added networks for anywhere, so it's open.



And it sucks so much now. Too many apps and crap. Bah.

/get off my virtual lawn
 
2007-07-13 05:45:22 PM  
like. omg.
 
2007-07-13 06:00:14 PM  
Canadian Canuck: And it sucks so much now. Too many apps and crap. Bah.

On one hand I like Facebook because it has a cleaner interface than MySpace and the the fact that it opened up let's me keep in contact with distant family members. But the apps are just turning Facebook into a MySpace clone. The minute I hear uninvited streaming audio coming from someone's page is the minute I get off of there.
 
2007-07-13 06:28:51 PM  
When is Fark going to start having profile pics, "favorite Farkers", and comments that others can post in your profile?

'Cause that will be the death of Fark. You hear me Drew?!?! You better not be working on such things!
 
2007-07-13 07:08:15 PM  
I've found it's safer easier to pick up meet teens people on Craigslist these days...
 
2007-07-13 08:09:03 PM  
pfft...friendster's where it's at.
 
2007-07-13 08:24:38 PM  
Unright: The minute I hear uninvited streaming audio coming from someone's page is the minute I get off of there.

I farking hate that. I listen to MP3s while I surf, I need a blocker for this.

If you want to put a song on your page, fine. But let me click play if I want to hear it.
 
2007-07-13 08:49:07 PM  
But how else will I hook up with hot 14-year-olds?
 
2007-07-13 08:49:48 PM  
It used to break down like this:

Craigslist - Whores
MySpace - Underage whores
Facebook - College whores

Now my worlds are colliding...
 
2007-07-13 08:52:52 PM  
so you'll lead the article with a mention of "her arguably shaky methodology and grammar."

and then turn right around and say

"And even if they do read it, they'll only take away what they want to take away. It's not they're fault."

?
/physician. self. heal it.
 
2007-07-13 08:53:51 PM  

The kids as well as the pedophiles, undercover FBI, and NBC'c "To Catch a Pedophile"are ditching MySpace for Facebook.


FTFY

 
2007-07-13 08:53:52 PM  
FTFA: It's not they're fault

uhhh...
 
2007-07-13 08:54:50 PM  
"UC Berkeley researcher danah boyd (lowercase is how she legally spells it)"

Yes, because the government is in charge of capital letters. The government doesn't give a flying fark.

God, Berkeley, you're home to some smart people and then the utterly insane who wouldn't last a moment out of Cali.
 
2007-07-13 08:55:57 PM  
Now when I think about it the entire article seems to have written by a 12 year old MySpacenaut.

And that "danah" person seems to be their leader!
 
2007-07-13 08:59:05 PM  
It's because I just created a MySpace account. I instantly kill cool things.
 
2007-07-13 09:00:25 PM  
Do I just not get it? Unless you are promoting yourself as an actor, athlete, or politician, why would you want to post your personal photos, opinions, etc. online for the whole world to see? Am I the only one here concerned about his privacy?

And I don't get these "social networks" as well. You've never met these people in real life. What's the point? Send E-mails back and forth?

/I guess I'm pretty much "old school"
 
2007-07-13 09:00:48 PM  
Those Think before you post commercials have destroyed the mighty My Space
 
2007-07-13 09:01:08 PM  
Facebook lets me keep tabs on everybody I hated in High School.
 
2007-07-13 09:01:46 PM  
Thanx comScore Media Metrix, U.S., for telling all the pdophiles where the kids are. no really, thanx. :}
 
2007-07-13 09:02:00 PM  
I thought it wasn't cool when I first found out about it.

/ahead of my time
 
2007-07-13 09:02:31 PM  
Can someone translate this into modern standard English? WTF is a fag punk, emo, and blog fly?

\To lasy to check Urban dictionary
 
2007-07-13 09:04:35 PM  
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It used to break down like this:

Craigslist - Whores
MySpace - Underage whores
Facebook - College whores

Now my worlds are colliding...


Independent George is dying!
 
2007-07-13 09:04:38 PM  
Okay Moms and Dads time to get a Facebook account .......
Post those embarassing photos ,Blog those wore out stories.
Insist you be on their friends list.
We'll destroy everything they consider " COOL " one at a time.
 
2007-07-13 09:04:49 PM  
multiply.com is where it's at these days.
 
2007-07-13 09:04:56 PM  
I like Facebook. Clean interface, and I can ensure my friends are actually people I know. It's a good way to keep in touch with people.
 
2007-07-13 09:05:07 PM  
RU_Rules: Can someone translate this into modern standard English? WTF is a fag punk, emo, and blog fly?

A fag punk is a cigarette-smoking British rocker.

Emo is a red, furry character on Sesame Street.

Blog fly started Jeff Goldbloom in a 1986 remake of the original "The Fly."
 
2007-07-13 09:06:26 PM  
eqtworld: I farking hate that. I listen to MP3s while I surf, I need a blocker for this.

Flashblock (pops) is your friend.

Assuming you use Firefox...
 
2007-07-13 09:06:42 PM  
Easyphr33k2112...

You are dead to me.
 
2007-07-13 09:07:45 PM  
RU_Rules

I asked my 10 year old what an emo was and she said, "They are whiny spoiled morons who wear all black who pretend to be depressed and then cut themselves because they are stupid."

/not sure what the Urban Dictionary says
 
2007-07-13 09:08:35 PM  
Now? How about never.

Friggin' myspaceterbaters. I'd rather be farking around.
 
2007-07-13 09:09:48 PM  
I hate Facebook. All I used to get were people asking me "OMG! Are you ____ from BFE, South Carolina?"
 
2007-07-13 09:12:33 PM  
The truth is even though myspace lets you do almost anything, that isn't really desirable.

Most myspace pages can be described as "shiat-on-a-page" music I don't want to hear, vidoe's I don't want playing, and shiatty backrounds that make navigation nearly impossible.

Facebooks uniformity is actually way more functional. The fact you cannot do everything is also way more functional. As Facebook adds their shiatty applications, they will do the same thing to themselves as myspace.

Less is more.

Whitespace is good.
 
2007-07-13 09:12:39 PM  
PowerSlacker
Parents know about Myspace. Parents are clueless about Facebook.

Nail+Head=BINGO
Because we are so uncool and out of touch.
 
2007-07-13 09:12:59 PM  
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Apparently you are very popular with anonymous single girls with stripper names who you have never seen or met!
 
2007-07-13 09:13:38 PM  
hoobers: Your daughter is very bright.

/not being sarcastic
 
2007-07-13 09:15:17 PM  
I don't like Facebook much, although I'm 31, which means, I should?

But, yeah, I've seen how myspace seems more for the goth/emo/outcast/whatever and facebook seems more for the jocks and popular cool kids.
 
2007-07-13 09:16:08 PM  
Get off my damn yard!

/Angelfire.
//Circa 95.
 
2007-07-13 09:16:30 PM  
Well personally I think facebook has a better privacy system...

and I heard there was this German knockoff site of Facebook that would show the page owner a list of everyone who's been to their page.... now that's pretty scary.
 
2007-07-13 09:17:09 PM  
Myspace is still real to me dammnit!

\I don't have a myspace
\\I do have facebook
 
2007-07-13 09:17:40 PM  
funmonger i totally agree. i like checking on people's profiles or even just profile pictures on facebook who i hated and are sad they are still healthy.

otherwise, i basically only use myspace to fill out pointless surveys from the 'bulletin board' to waste time.

facebook IS going to hell, however, with all the applications. i don't care where you've been or what level zombie you are. seriously.

but everyone in my college had a facebook and it was seen as aggravating when someone you know didn't use it or want it. Eventually EVERRRRYONEEEE falls into the trap. that means
you.
 
2007-07-13 09:18:27 PM  
That's how UC Berkeley researcher danah boyd (lowercase is how she legally spells it)

That is a gem, huh?

2 things:
a.) Why, danah? Why don't you capitalize your name? (to spice up DMV visits?)
b.) I'm glad the journalist took on the burden of explaining that to the reader in her article, as if to excuse herself from a percieved typo.
 
2007-07-13 09:19:53 PM  
Myspace was never cool, to much shiat going on. But facebook is going down that road too. Pretty soon there will be only one super shiatty social networking site where pedophiles and whores can meet on the intarwebs.
 
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