Friday, March 02, 2007

In Defense of MySpace

Although I'm a bit older (okay, a lot older) than the targeted demographic, I have a No need to click on the link, really, because there isn't much there. It mostly just directs people to this blog. Plus, I'm not even sure if you can look at it without having your own

I originally set up a Myspace page due to peer pressure from my younger friends and my nieces and nephews and I rarely looked at it. I have now, however, found a genuine advantage to being on MySpace and I'm not talking about all the messages I get from men who seem to think that every woman on MySpace is there for dating purposes.

The advantage of which I speak is the bulletin feature which enables me to keep up with all of my favorite local bands and festivals. It's also how I found out about those great ghost hunter trips. For those of you who don't know, all you have to do is add the sites of things and bands and people you're interested in to your "Friends" and they will occasionally send out bulletins to all of their "Friends."

Granted, I can't stand to look at most of the sites for more than about three minutes because my non-14-to-25-year-old brain can't handle all the blinky stuff and graphics and weird fonts without going into sensory overload. However, it has been really cool to be asked to be "Friends" by some of my son and daughter-in-law's actual friends.

Yeah, I'm one happenin' chick.


pokerboss said...

You're right about the music on MySpace. Of course, you're also right about being one happenin' chick. The bulletins are great for keeping up with concert schedules and new releases. Sometimes the feature gets abused, though. Like that guy that sent out the rambling tribute to Texas' Independence. What's up with that guy? BTW - Happy Texas Independence Day!

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

I like MySpace because it makes it easy to keep up with my friends from "way back when." I also like finding comedians and bands. :) Luckily, I'm not totally obsessed by it like the younger folk. The difference a couple years makes is astounding really.

(And yes, you are one happenin' chick. :) )

Lorna said...

yes, happening chick is a good descriptor---and don't forget that we're two bodies with one mind---so that makes me happenin' too.

se7en said...

I think I still have a space on myspace or is it their space? I get so confused!!! I haven't visited it in forever though, does it have to be fed? maybe it died?

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I looked at that. Entirely too giddy for me.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - Happy Texas Independence Day to you, too! That was a great bulletin.

Jen - I need to see if I can find some of my "way back when" friends.

Lorna - You are quite the happenin' chick my friend. In fact, you leave me in the dust, happenin-wise.

Se7en - Gosh, I don't know if your/their space dies or not.

Old Horsetail Snake - I hope it didn't make you dizzy. :)

Grimm said...

I had a MySpace account for all of 12 hours when I was informed that MySpace was the trailor park of blogging.

I quickly deleted it and went to Blogger. Then I got to thinking...

Aren't we all in one big trailor park called life?

Laurie said...

Grimm - I am in the trailer park called "La Vida Loca-Vista."