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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Myspace



Myspace. Does anyone still use that ancient social networking site for social networking anymore? Most people I have talked to only get on it from time to time to check up on Bands or listen to music and the occasional video. But when was the last time you logged in and used it for social networking?

I know I've probably logged in once in the last 6 months. The one time that I did log in I was alerted that I could now set up my very own Myspace email. I don't know anyone who would want this except for maybe the bands and radio stations using Myspace.

I don't know why Myspace has not become more of a Media social networking site. Every time I log on they still seem to be trying to compete with Facebook and Twitter. If Myspace would just accept their fate and realize that the community is really using it for media sharing puropses they would be fine. The only way for Myspace to be successful is to differentiate itself from Facebook and Twitter and focus on what they have become and what their users are using it for.

Myspace has tried several things. Such as changing it's tag line depending on what part of the site you are on. For instance if you are checking out just music it says "Myspace a place for music" instead of "Myspace a place for friends." Still I think Myspace should just cave and focus on what they are good at. And that is sharing Media. It is perfect for Bands, Radio stations, and things like that.

This is of course all just my opinion but I did ask several people about it and of course I asked Twitter. I believe everyone or almost everyone only used Myspace to check up on Radio stations and find bands or check out band tour dates and one or two who still used it for posting pictures to share with friends and family.

Let me know what you think and leave me a comment. Or leave a voice mail on my Google Voice!

And yes I am going to start blogging regularly again. I just got my new Kodak Zi8!

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