Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I'm a member of many social network services. Just look at the sidebar in this blog.

But no other YASNS (to tip fuzzy hat to Danah Boyd) has been as useless as MySpace, despite its hype and subsequent buy by Rupert Murdoch.

In fact, MySpace has become less interesting since the purchase. Since the buy, I've gotten more porn friend requests than legitimate search results.

And when I do respond to a musician who seems worth supporting -- say, a flautist in New York -- it opens me up to a deluge of crap.

Sturgeon's Law, on! Since I accepted Karin, I've received -- immediately -- seven questionable requests.

MySpace is on the wane, friends, regardless of the potential of social network services.

This is not the model.

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