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Myspace still exists? I thought it was just a bunch of abandoned profiles collecting cyber-dust.

Here in Portugal Myspace never caught on, except for a few garage bands. Nothing else.
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Brings back the memories of when myspace was the **** and facebook sucked. Facebook really kicked it up a notch and myspace stayed the same.
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I had a myspace account quite a few years ago--when I stopped using it and closed my account, the site just looked like a junkyard gathering of fake accounts and obnoxious trollers.

Off topic, I wish FB would go the same way.

Really excited about diaspora, as far as something goes that offers the services that FB does, but free and open-source. I highly encourage people to check it out as it rolls out.
    
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That's lame.
Not ever touching that site again since they don't support keeping people employed.

You would think it would be easier to START OUT with a solid business plan instead of trying to make one when you're about 3-4 years too late on the scale of popularity.
I'm sure they would love to keep people employed, but naturally if they aren't doing well it would make sense to run lean. I'm sure you could find a way to employ someone but is it viable for you to do so? The business world isn't about charity. If it were people would go out of business quickly.
    
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You're right. All they need now is a time machine. Should be no problem!
Forget MySpace, invest in Google.

Time machine FTW.
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I personally still prefer myspace to facebook. I like the customization that is allowed in myspace. Since I know a little HTML it was fun making my page completely custom instead of getting the cookie cutter boring facebook page.

I think what killed myspace was their lackluster response to the amount of bots that contaminated the site a few years ago. I remember when I would get 15 identical messages a day from bots that said "Hey baby I just saw your site and think you are sexy..." It was totally out of control for like an entire year. I think that is what let facebook gain the advantage. Myspace used to be much bigger than facebook.
    
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i dont know why so many users here are so keen to hating on facebook. facebook is nowhere near as crappy as myspace, and is basically a forum. ya know, that thing were all posting on here! lol!
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i dont know why so many users here are so keen to hating on facebook. facebook is nowhere near as crappy as myspace, and is basically a forum. ya know, that thing were all posting on here! lol!
Ditto. i got no problems with facebook.
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i dont know why so many users here are so keen to hating on facebook. facebook is nowhere near as crappy as myspace, and is basically a forum. ya know, that thing were all posting on here! lol!
Agreed.
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i dont know why so many users here are so keen to hating on facebook. facebook is nowhere near as crappy as myspace, and is basically a forum. ya know, that thing were all posting on here! lol!
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Ditto. i got no problems with facebook.
I do enjoy hating on facebook, but for the same reasons that I hate on facebook, I should also hate on google--except I don't, because while I feel that google is doing the same nearly-malicious information-harvesting that facebook wants to do just to advance its' power, in the process, google actually provides functionality, enhanced services, extended services to make things online and offline better and easier.

Facebook, while I do like the ability to easily do things like share pictures and keep in easy contact with friends, does not even have a guise to be pretending to add functionality to our lives beyond its grip of information power. They're really looking out only for themselves--not that you'd expect a business do anything other than that. I really hope Diaspora takes off, and gives a truly open-source, free-access social networking forum, different from how FB functions.
    
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