A rant today. Pardon me for slamming myspace. I hear they are taking over the world.
Did you hear about Rich Jackson, the top editor at a small Indiana newspaper lost his job because of a Myspace.com profile? What a moron.
Okay, I don't have a great job and my job has nothing to do with image. But if I was (1) a professional, or (2) had a real image job, I would never have a myspace account. Okay, I think myspace is creepy so I would not have one anyway, but this would be a real reason for not having one.
I have read stories that headhunters and recruitment professionals are actually using myspace to weed out applicants. Holy crap. So to better see what is out there, I typed in my real name in myspace, and I found out that I am a 23-year-old free spirit in Fargo, North Dakota, who enjoys dating high school boys and teaching them the "subtler aspects of lovemaking" and experiencing voyeuristic experiences. Two things: (1) high school boys don't know subtle – they are just happy to be inside of a girl, and (2) where the heck is Fargo? I thought it was in Wyoming.
Seriously, I would google yourselves every once in a while to see what you find. And for heaven's sake, take off the filters. What happens if your ex put naughty pictures of you on the "Exposing my Ex-girlfriend" site? That is the site you want to know about and sick your lawyers on. Worked for Dr. Laura, right? Bad example.
If you are not in high school, stay away from personal myspace sites. Period.
Well, Rich may have just been unprofessional and was canned. Pete Solis looks like he will be doing some jail time. You see, he found someone one myspace and had sex with the fourteen-year-old girl. Okay, I was a freshman in high school once, and I lied more than once about my age. But then again, I was lying to high school boys, not 42-year-old men! I mean, give me a break.
Yeah, I am sure the girl lied. But if you are even thinking of asking for a current driver's license before having sex with someone, perhaps you should re-evaluate the sexual encounter. Just a thought.
Myspace has sucky design. Sure, my sight is bad, but it is not tacky. With myspace, it has to blink, have 200 non-dithering colors and play music. And those are the simple sights. I have seen myspace sights, not many of them, but ouch, they are loud.
I cannot stand the over-stimulation. Perhaps the younger generation gets off on all of this, but I fail to see how anyone could like the design. If it gave me an orgasm, okay, but I can't see how blinking boarders does anything good.
Yeah, I had a myspace account for 15 days. But I kept getting hit on by high schoolers or sophomoric college guys or 42-yearold creeps. Not worth my time.