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MySpace? SadSpace more like...


By bagginz - Posted on 23 February 2011

 

MySpace. Been there lately?  SadSpace more like.

Contrary to it's earlier days not so long ago when it was a fun to use interface, with people leaving personal comments on each other's profiiles and using it to keep in touch via the emails, it's now like walking through the ruins of a bombed out city with the only population a collection of hollowed out mindless zombies with only a single all encompassing mantra playing over and over in their little minds: "I must promote myself, I must promote myself."

The place has been overwhelmed and choked to death with vast self generated tsumamis of spam. People befriend other people only in order to can post spam on their profiles, people send emails to each other only in order to propogate links to their new mix/tune/live show. But no one is interested. Why?  Because they're all busy trying to promote their own thing.  Zombies trying desperately to feed off each other.  The whole experience is highly unpleasant  Add to that the "new, improved" slow, clunky interface and what you get is DeadSpace. What to do when the signal to noise ratio reaches 0/100? Time to wipe the hard drives on those servers and start again. Which brings me to my point: Do social media sites have a shelf life?  How long before Facebook becomes choked with spam and used merely as a medium to use other people...