Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Remember the MySpace kid? Click at your own risk. Warning: foul language NSFW.

Anyway, I think besides the sheer hilariousness of the video, a statement made by one of the older brother's friends were nothing less than prophetic. "Wait till you see this when you're a senior in high school and MySpace doesn't even exist anymore!"

This video was uploaded in 2008. Assuming the kid was about 12 at the time, he should be 15 or 16 by now... That would make him a sophomore probably. MySpace as a social media site has been left in the dust of Facebook. MySpace is now hanging out with Friendster and Multiply as they bitterly watch Facebook and Twitter rule cyber space. What are Friendster and Multiply you ask? Exactly.

It's tough to comprehend how quickly technology evolves. MySpace saw its best days around 2005-2008 until Facebook finally overtook it. MySpace is still a great place for artists to post their music, but Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Soundcloud can take care of that as well. I wasn't even aware that MySpace was rebranded as "My___ - Social Entertainment." Good stuff I guess, but we're probably seeing its final desperate breaths. News Corp spent too much money on this monstrosity to let it go too easily.

What's fascinating is wondering how much longer Facebook has before it burns out or fades away. Is there any significant advancement in social media to even challenge it? MySpace spent about 3-4 years as a huge digital superpower. Let's say Facebook is probably at year 2 of it becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Will the next 2-3 years bare a worthy challenger and possible replacement to Facebook, or will Facebook roll with the punches better than Myspace?

It's just crazy to me how fast these profound elements of our media come and go now. Didn't it take several hundred years between the printing press and radio? A few decades between radio and TV and TV and the internet? Now the internet seems to be a wild west of opportunities in the media. I guess we are too deeply engrained in the whole thing to decide whether the rapid evolution of media now is exciting or frightening.


  1. I wonder if these two kids have anything in common... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YersIyzsOpc

  2. wow, that's extreme! As for the fast changing landscape, remember AOL?