Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What makes you upset about MySpace?

Query: Why am I now blogging here?
Answer: I am unable to ignore the flaws of MySpace.

A few months ago a close friend (who has an opinion I greatly respect) noted that MySpace looked like a porn site. I didn't understand what he meant. He was referring to the companies that choose to advertise on MySpace.

This is an example of the MySpace "home" screen. It sounds unbelievable now, but I never really noticed this negative characteristic of this site until this friend clued me into it. Now that my selective blindness has ended, it's unavoidable.

And here are more examples of how their advertising was making "View de TQ" look to others!

It's one thing to have MySpace know that I have identified myself as being a male, heterosexual, and single - and for them to advertise to me based on those traits.

However, when other people are going to my blog, I don't want them to see all these horrible "lonely men" advertisements. I don't think anybody reading my blog thought that I was intentionally choosing these banners, but I really don't want that to be the first thing someone notices when they want to read what I'm writing. Especially when I was writing about a bad first date - the whole story gets painted in a connotation out of my control.

There are more reasons why I'm leaving MySpace. I will get to those in due time, but I have a lot of heavy lifting in this move...

Please stay tuned - I hope you come back to read more.

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