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Old 25th January 2008, 10:18 AM
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Old 25th January 2008, 10:49 AM
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Hmmm... Too bad for him. Never understood the need for something like MySpace or FaceBook. Must be missing something. I feel left out
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Old 25th January 2008, 11:04 AM
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Hmmm... Too bad for him. Never understood the need for something like MySpace or FaceBook. Must be missing something. I feel left out
Same here.

I'm also a very proud parent but can't understand why people splash pictures of their kids all over those kinds of places. Apart from there being all kinds of weirdos and nutball jobs out there, surely the kids deserve their privacy too.

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Old 25th January 2008, 11:19 AM
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My son, 25, has a MySpace page, as does his girlfriend. They can do what they want. My oldest daughter, 30, no idea if she has one. My bet is that she's not interested in that crap. My young daughter, 13, may be getting to the point where she might want to set one up. That could be interesting. I can, of course, totally forbid it. I can also block MySpace since I'm the sysadmin here at the homestead. First thing I'd hear is something like 'but daddy, everyone else has a MySpace page' and I'd surely be considered mean and evil. We'll have to see when and if the time comes. I suppose I could allow it as long as I have access any time I want and then we'll go from there. Still think it's a useless waste of time though. By the way Wayne, will you add me as a friend please oh please please please ???
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Old 25th January 2008, 11:25 AM
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If my kids want to upload piccies of themselves, I'd sit down and discuss it with them, but they're really not into it. My youngest (also 13) basically is only interested in games and my eldest uses the machine to do his school work and keep in touch with his friends in their chat room.

Sure, I could add you as a friend, but seriously, I've never understood what it's for.

Umm, don't we need an 'enemy' button too?

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Old 25th January 2008, 11:45 AM
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I think the purpose of adding someone as a friend is so they can have full access to your MySpace page. If they deny your request you'll likely become violent and feel that you are not worthy. I worked with a younger guy who was infatuated with a girl he met briefly. He was determined to get a date with her, even though she was clearly not interested. He spent all his down time at work begging to be included as a friend on her page. It was really quite amusing to see how frustrated he became waiting for the invite, which never came. He'd also sit there looking at pics of her 'friends', and say things like, 'hey, I know that kid, what's she hanging around with him for, he's a loser'. He was pissed to the point that it was almost all he thought and talked about. Really. Get a freakin' life.
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Old 25th January 2008, 03:08 PM
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I'm 31 and I have 2 myspaces, I use it as a medium to keep in touch with old friends and family. I can easlily post a bunch of pics and keep them up to date through the blog. Then I have one to get my friends and I music out for the people to hear. Not trying to make it big or anything, just share with other local musicians, and a few random people in the world who may happen to stumble upon it. Yeah there are some real freaks out there but well, welcome to the real world While we are discussing it (Shameless Plug)
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Old 26th January 2008, 12:56 AM
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My son, 25, has a MySpace page, as does his girlfriend. They can do what they want. My oldest daughter, 30, no idea if she has one. My bet is that she's not interested in that crap. My young daughter, 13, may be getting to the point where she might want to set one up. That could be interesting. I can, of course, totally forbid it. I can also block MySpace since I'm the sysadmin here at the homestead. First thing I'd hear is something like 'but daddy, everyone else has a MySpace page' and I'd surely be considered mean and evil. We'll have to see when and if the time comes. I suppose I could allow it as long as I have access any time I want and then we'll go from there. Still think it's a useless waste of time though. By the way Wayne, will you add me as a friend please oh please please please ???
I've got the perfect solution.

Just tell her, "Daddy feels strongly about boycotting sites that blatantly disregard sane web standards, and Myspace is one of them." She'll be sure to understand! (Honestly, pick a random MySpace page and submit the link to the W3C validator.)


Seriously, I did have a Myspace page until I read something about how they hired a bunch of people to specifically to help "cooperate with law enforcement" - meaning allegedly they were giving out privileged information to the police without being served subpoenas. Cancelled my account on principle alone.

As for Facebook? Eh, deleted my account there, too. Realized 1) it's highly juvenile 2) it's a waste of time 3) didn't like it when they went to "stalker edition" where it logged, for everybody to see, things like when you last logged on and so forth.

Both sites take the principle of "staying in touch" way too far.
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Old 26th January 2008, 04:33 AM
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Both sites take the principle of "staying in touch" way too far.
No, it takes it too far for you and I.

Take twitter for instance. Some people want to broadcast such edge-of-the-seat minutiae as picking up their dry cleaning and walking to the coffee shop. Not only are you assuming that you're important enough for someone else to care about this, you've managed to bring your level of communication to the basest level possible.

"I'm at the coffee shop now."
"I'm walking home."
"I think I'm having a heart attack."
"No wait, that's just gas."
"I think I just **** myself."

MySpace and Facebook are for people who want to use the internet like a dance club, meeting people they don't really care about meeting. Twitter and the like are for people with too much time and a God complex.

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Old 26th January 2008, 07:23 AM
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Never understood the whole "My Space" thing...
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Old 26th January 2008, 07:31 AM
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i was on facebook once,, soon as i heard M$$ named mention of buying shares of it, i deleted that account ..but i found it uselesss anyway, ,, i have had a Myspace account, but i dont see the in leaving it there as most people that contact you though it are either people trying to get there porn links accross or sell you porn so again i trashed that account,
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