This interesting:

There's a social scientist, Danah Boyd, who studies social networking sites and she thinks that Facebook and Myspace seem to be for different class divisions (at least in america):

"The goodie two shoes, jocks, athletes, or other "good" kids are now going to Facebook. These kids tend to come from families who emphasize education and going to college. They are part of what we'd call hegemonic society. They are primarily white, but not exclusively. They are in honors classes, looking forward to the prom, and live in a world dictated by after school activities.

MySpace is still home for Latino/Hispanic teens, immigrant teens, "burnouts," "alternative kids," "art fags," punks, emos, goths, gangstas, queer kids, and other kids who didn't play into the dominant high school popularity paradigm. These are kids whose parents didn't go to college, who are expected to get a job when they finish high school. Teens who are really into music or in a band are on MySpace. MySpace has most of the kids who are socially ostracized at school because they are geeks, freaks, or queers" source: boingboing

I personally think MySpace is just a breeding ground for poor website design and it sux majorly. But then I'm a snobby graduate, so I'm probably proving her point. You're a cunning one Boyd *shakes fist* I woulda got you to, if it wasn't for those emo kids.


Anonymous 3:34 pm  

La, caught up on all the blogging. I obviously pwn all \o/

Btw, this is some crappy logic, because my parents didn't go to college (my Mum didn't even go to secondary school!), I was a geek at school (yes, so I still am, hush), I'm not a huge 'prom' fan, and my afterschool activities consist of Internet and sleep, etc. which would suggest that I am a perfect candidate for MySpace. Except, MySpace sucks and Facebook rules all. So shove that in your bong pipe thing and smoke it! *ignores that there are also many factors which would suggest that she should be on Facebook, because this would contradict her argument and not allow her to rant, which would piss her off*

Tommeh 3:49 pm  

lol, *pets raffle* I do concur MySpace sucks, more than a vacuum cleaner on the moon.... I am now completely brain dead from blogging and there's still so much I need to go back and insert in. Oh how time mocks me.

Unknown 1:09 pm  

If I'm on both facebook and myspace, does that make me a contradiction, or just greedy for attention like the rest of the world ? Anyways
has an interesting analysis of how Facebook is pretty valuable right now. Apparantly web 2.0 is all about creating frameworks for content and making all us little people create that content for others to analyse.

David Hulbert 8:00 pm  

That sounds exciting. Facebook started at 1 college / uni in the states, then opened to all colleges, then became global, then opened up 2 non-college people.

MySpace became popular because they actually started by working with bands, then all the kids joined.

In conclusion then, check out, or have a look at ELGG. Or don't.

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