Sunday, January 29, 2012

After reading “Implications” my reaction to the “ghettoization” of MySpace was that I somehow can agree to some of the students the author interviewed stating that Facebook is classified as more for sophisticated and higher class people. I know it’s hard to hear but that’s how most of our society sees MySpace user as more of the ‘ghetto’ type. When I switched to Facebook I was in my junior year and when I first got a MySpace I was in 7th grade, I was a little skeptical about it at first because I heard that Facebook was like a MySpace for grownups to communicate with their business colleagues. One of my closest friends mentioned Facebook to me to join Facebook so we can talk on there because she no longer was on MySpace. When I finally switched I noticed that the switch was major and I was completely lost but as time went by I got the hang of it. I also noticed that every one of my classmates had already done the switch probably a year before I did. Once I was hooked on Facebook I quickly let go of MySpace I still have a profile but I haven’t logged in since I made the switch. In my opinion I see Facebook as a social network were high school students and college students can communicate with each other. I also see how many companies and other business take advantage of Facebook to advertise. MySpace on the other hand I see as a social network for students in lower grades like middle school and even grade school. The way my Facebook is designed is it has information that I only want people to see only my friends are able to see my page. I’m careful about what I post and what not to post, when I think about I rarely post on my Facebook just because I’m a private person and I don’t want people being nosy. Although, I do like Facebook because it’s a place where I can keep in touch with my friends and family that I don’t see often. Now that I look back I’m glad I made the switch Facebook is more convenient to use. Not only that but all of my friends are on Facebook everyone I know left MySpace so there was no reason to stay there.

1 comment:

  1. You're right. Businesses really embraced Facebook for its academic and professional quality. It just looks cleaner than the wild customized pages on MySpace. When other corporations accept you as a genuine money-maker, it's no wonder MySpace failed. I think MySpace may have focused too much on keeping its theme around just friendship circles. They could not see how social networking could be used to market users and expand into a global marketplace.