Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I never had a MySpace profile, but pretty much all my friends had one in high school.  I thought they were pretty creepy, and that my AIM profile was enough at the time.  I did go on MySpace to check out bands and see when they were touring, but I didn’t really check out my friends’ profiles that often.  At the time, it seemed like MySpace was the definitive social network, and would never lose popularity.  When Facebook came around, I jumped on the bandwagon and had no need for MySpace. 

            Because MySpace was one of the first major social networking sites that our generation used, some people did not know how to use it responsibly.  A lot of parents were concerned about their kids using them, and some did not allow their kids to have a profile at all.  You have to be at least 13 to register for the site, although it used to be 14.  At my high school, some kids got in trouble for content they had on their profile.

            The downfall of MySpace makes me wonder how long Facebook will last.  I think Facebook is bound to fall at some point, because technology changes and users become interested in different features.  I don’t know what the next big social networking site will be, but I think we are due for a new one pretty soon.  


  1. I feel the same way; I wonder what is going to take Facebook's place. Twitter didn't take over, it just kind of added to the social media phenomenon. Eventually I do believe something will come and cause Facebook to lose popularity, but it is so hard to think of something that would be able to do that or what that site might entail. You feel like you have everything that you could want in a social media site with Facebook, but something is bound to come around and offer you a feature you never even knew you could use. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens!

  2. That is the lesson of social media, though, that you don't stay on top forever. Zuckerberg certainly understands this, having seen how Facebook passed MySpace so quickly.