April 19, 2008

MySpace's Taunting Email Updates

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MySpace sends you an email alert when you’re subscribed to someone’s MySpace entries. Wonderful! However, they don’t check whether you have access to the entry before they annoy you with the email update. If you’re not on that user’s preferred list, and the user restricts the entry, you get the update anyhow.

If you can imagine a handy online service that sends you notifications of parties that it knows you’re not invited to, it’s kind of like that.

MySpace? Great Job!

Of course, you can unsubscribe from all MySpace subscriptions (which I just did) or delete your MySpace account (which I might do if I get bored later.)

Imagine a person who has zero social skills and then on top of that imagine that this person is drunk all the time. Now imagine that you can clone this person and fill a whole nightclub with those people. MySpace itself (not the people on MySpace — the website itself) is like that nightclub.

OK, some of the people on MySpace are like that, too. But it’s your own fault if your friends are like that; it doesn’t matter what website you’re on at that point.

Posted by James at April 19, 2008 10:55 AM
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I like your description of MySpace. The one time I went and looked around, I felt like I neede a shower when I was done.

But as with anything, it's how you use it, I guess.

Posted by: Bull at April 20, 2008 9:31 AM

I will admit that I connect with people I've worked with via LinkedIn. However, I keep my participation and information to a minimum. For me it's a potential career building tool.

I really can't stand MySpace or Facebook. I much prefer straight up blogs. I don't get all the nonsense that goes on at MySpace and Facebook. It seems very shallow and pointless.

Then again, um, some people really like ... and heavily use ... um ... Twitter... :)

Posted by: Kitten Herder at April 20, 2008 10:35 PM

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