MySpace… Oh, let me list how I hate thee…

Ok, one of the wealthiest corporations on the planet owns, Rupert Murdoch’s Media Corp, can they not buy a few more servers and a bit more broadband pipe to run the fuckin’ website for whose users’ data they are harvesting?
Really! If you are going to exploit the user, at least give us a nice, relatively fast experience…

2 thoughts on “MySpace… Oh, let me list how I hate thee…

  1. I’ve said it again and I’ll say it now: MySpace is bad, sad and wrong. It also contributes to what I see as the “pornification” of pretty much everything. Look at how folks portray themselves; every chick is ‘ho and every guy is a big dork. But I guess you’re right – if you want folks to browse pseudo-soft-core-indie-porn while having that “I’m really indie even though Rupert Murdoch owns my soul” feeling, at least let those nasty images load quickly!

  2. MySpace started out as a cooler, more rock’n’roll, and better designed version of Friendster and at the beginning could have become anything. I think the way the people use it is merely a reflection of their presentation in real life.
    You may argue with me here, but plastic surgery to look like Barbie wasn’t just pioneered by the wealthy matrons of Beverly Hills and Newport, but also by the porn ‘actors’ and stripper ‘community’.
    Over the last 5 – 10 years, there has been a HUGE glorification of porn & stripper culture that has infiltrated the mainstream. Be it MySpace or Main Street HB or 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica or any club, that is how “normal, nice” girls are presenting themselves. And they are being rewarded with male attention as a result.
    I have to log into MySpace once a week to send out the weekly Alex’s Bar promotional bulletin. Even when I log in on off hours, what should be a 45 sec. adventure in posting a bulletin takes up to 10 mins if the server can let me log in at all.
    Whether we like it or not, MySpace is better than the OC Weekly in the OC/LB/LA market for promotion and contact with rock’n’roll folks who will come out to a show, and thus my weekly battle with the Beast.

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