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petergunn
03-01-2006, 09:06 AM
i is...............


www.myspace.com/axischemical (WHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!)


http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2002-05-03/screens_feature2-1.jpg

Woebot
06-01-2006, 09:29 AM
what is it about myspace? what exactly is appealing about it as a service? seems extremely trendy, i just don't get what makes it more useful than anyother form of web-space/medium...

Light Touch
06-01-2006, 02:54 PM
It's the ease of access to a large amount of manipulable information, networking, yadda yadda.

I'm on there. http://www.myspace.com/lighttouch

tryptych
06-01-2006, 04:24 PM
what is it about myspace? what exactly is appealing about it as a service? seems extremely trendy, i just don't get what makes it more useful than anyother form of web-space/medium...

I think it's just the most popular of the friend/networking websites. It's certainly seems to be important in the indie music biz - lots of people I know use it to find new bands or spread the word about their band to a wider audience. The built in music player thing definately helps.

Personally I hate the bloody thing, with its endless parade of hipsters listing as many cool references as possible. But it does have its uses.

minikomi
07-01-2006, 07:09 AM
I find its often the quickest way to contact an artist you might want to contact. For whatever reason, the breakcore contingent is quite well represented on there. .

http://myspace.com/minikomi

petergunn
11-01-2006, 09:24 PM
what is it about myspace? what exactly is appealing about it as a service? seems extremely trendy, i just don't get what makes it more useful than anyother form of web-space/medium...

it's a easy way to network and to have people hear your music. people who wouldn't neccesarily find out about your band website may find your myspace one. also a good way to find people interested in your little niche, whether it's grime, breakcore, etc etc...

i was anti-myspace for a while, but it's def. a good tool for bands. i don't think i could ever have a personal page, seems a bit too egocentric for me!

sufi
11-01-2006, 10:29 PM
what is it about myspace?
it's er 'hype' cos it 's recently been acquired by hip, up&coming internet entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch :mad:

http://www.myspace.com/rupertshouse

dreamscape11
14-02-2006, 10:06 AM
I thought it was a load of bollocks at first but once you get into it and start building your page it becomes addictive.

Here's my one: www.myspace.com/dreamscape11

nomos
14-02-2006, 05:19 PM
myspace seriously hurts my head - all the wonky backgrounds, heavy code, bad formating, awful colours, music and videos starting and stopping... gah! it's like 1996-style homepages + blogging reborn in multimedia hell.

plus, from what i can tell the bulk of the conversation on there goes something like "hey sweetie, thanks for the add. did you go on friday?" etc.

maybe i'm just jealous because i can't relate and i know that if i start using it, it'll turn into one more unhealthy internet obsession. blogs, perpetually updated news sites and forums are enough for me. maybe it's because i recoil at the thought of putting that much of my personal life online and then feeling compelled keep it looking dynamic, make it bigger, acquire new 'friends.'

john eden
14-02-2006, 05:32 PM
My most common site leaches are people using the Crass or Conflict logo in their myspace profiles.

They all seem to be teenagers though, so I let 'em off. But they wouldn't have been born when these bands were at their best... :confused:

nomos
14-02-2006, 05:43 PM
seems extremely trendy
like the media arm of the american apparel/hollertronix/MIA/post-electromash whatever you call it now/nu-"80s"/uber-ironc pastiche/self-explotive/vicemag/etc. zeitgeist.

i know there's loads of varied stuff going on there (like the sites ^above^) but to me the system as a whole has this air about it. maybe it's just because the people first drawn to it were of that post-subcultural ilk. or because it's so obviously geared to marketing, market research, and acquisition of social space on the part of the user and the host.

adruu
14-02-2006, 06:39 PM
bigger than google apparently...

of course the blatant datamining for FOX is the worst part. the brutally ugly ui is pretty bad as well.

but i have to disagree that its just hipster types, there is a world of beer swilling fratboys and sorority broads on there.

joenice
19-02-2006, 02:32 PM
yes.

http://www.myspace.com/joenice

it's been a while since i've been on here. good to be back.

Martin Dust
19-02-2006, 10:36 PM
not a fan myself but some we know has set this up
http://www.myspace.com/blackdogfans

qwerty south
20-02-2006, 09:29 AM
www.myspace.com/creaseburn

droid
20-02-2006, 10:19 AM
Myspace - The Movie (http://www.davidlehre.com/myspace/play.htm)

:confused:

BrokenFist
23-02-2006, 07:20 AM
http://www.myspace.com/2254723

My crappy little space.

droid
23-02-2006, 03:42 PM
Turns out I am on Myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/droid

Dont remember doing that... ;)

john eden
23-02-2006, 03:59 PM
http://www.myspace.com/eden :cool:

tryptych
03-03-2006, 01:33 PM
myspace seriously hurts my head - all the wonky backgrounds, heavy code, bad formating, awful colours, music and videos starting and stopping... gah! it's like 1996-style homepages + blogging reborn in multimedia hell.

'

What is it with that? I saw someone's profile with falling objects (in this case their name) raining down across the screen.. and those tiled garish backgrounds. It's so horrible.

mistersloane
04-03-2006, 12:49 AM
hi, my name's jim and I'm a myspace user

Immryr
04-03-2006, 03:43 AM
the band im in has a myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/diseasedmaggotectomy

avida_1000101
04-03-2006, 05:41 AM
I don't have a band or anything, so I'm not sure why I use myspace. I thought if I set up a page and used it a little bit, I'd figure out what all the fuss is about. But to me it seems like a very primitive social networking tool with the shittiest layouts and templates possible. Tribe.net is much better IMO.

Anyway, here's my profile: http://www.myspace.com/neuromedia

Keith P
05-03-2006, 11:06 AM
http://www.myspace.com/keithvip

zhao
05-03-2006, 07:52 PM
I go on that site about 5 times a year:

www.myspace.com/optikom

gabriel
27-03-2006, 03:32 PM
we finally signed up for it last week when a dj/producer i know told me that he'd started to get work through it - simple! i don't really like the look of it, i'm sure i wouldn't use it for just a personal page, and i'm sure there's better versions of myspace out there. but everyone seems to be on myspace, which makes it worth being on. if you see what i mean. also as someone says upthread, wuith so many artists on there who apparently don't have the wherewithal to make their own webpages, it's a good way of getting in touch with them...

our site - www.myspace.com/heatwavelondon

right, now i'm gonna go and add all the dissensus myspacers as friends :cool:

adruu
27-03-2006, 04:56 PM
not dissing anyone thats on myspace...but i thought i would just share a few critical articles ive come across recently.

http://www.trentl.com/?name=News&file=article&sid=50

also copying this little paragraph from abstractdynamics.org
"In the old model a media company had thousands of paid employees, journalists, anchors, video editors, printers, delivery guys, all there just to get the content made and to the audience. Now the same company, has millions of "users" doing the creation and distribution work for free. Is that empowering the little guy, or is that empowering Mr. Murdock and co's bank accounts?"

zhao
28-03-2006, 03:12 AM
well I'm certain it is used for commercial research purposes by big companies and lifestyle statistics etc, etc., and very likely by the FBI as a vehicle to gather information. oh no am I conspiracy theorizing again? damn it! ;)

droid
28-03-2006, 02:48 PM
This is quite sad and touching - looks 100% legit as well.:

http://www.mydeathspace.com/deaths.aspx

Guns cars and alcohol main causes of death....

And all so young... :(

jenks
29-03-2006, 06:58 PM
This is quite sad and touching - looks 100% legit as well.:

http://www.mydeathspace.com/deaths.aspx

Guns cars and alcohol main causes of death....

And all so young... :(

i don't think i'm ever letting my boys out of the house after reading two pages of that - so many stupid ways to die - what a waste :mad: :mad: :mad:

nomos
21-07-2006, 02:54 PM
Via boing boing (http://www.boingboing.net/2006/07/20/myspace_clamps_down_.html)


Siva Vaidhyanathan says, "MySpace is slowly installing technological restrictions that will undermine its value as a social networking site. Well bowled, Rupert! My brilliant doctoral student Alice Marwick, who studies social networking and identity online, wrote this..."

So: stuff like Slide.com, RockYou.com, and YouTube’s Flash video wrappers will no longer be able to link back to the sites if the user is using Flash 9. Generally adoption for Flash isn’t that quick — but since all users with Flash 8 currently have broken MySpace video/audio players, you can expect that to have somewhat of an effect on the adoption rate (i.e.: skyrocket).
MySpace can say all they want about wanting to protect users, but really this is about them protecting their advertising dollars. The barnacle-like secondary market sites will have to find increasingly creative techniques to launch Flash-based content within the site if they want it to spread virally..

adruu
21-07-2006, 03:12 PM
as far as alternatives go, imeem.com actually looks o.k. It's very generic 2.0 looking, obviously tailored to the 20 something and 30 somethings with Stones Throw, Bloc Party and stuff...but i cant be bothered to join.

swears
21-07-2006, 03:20 PM
Everybody is on MySpace because everybody else is on MySpace.
It's like everyone says they hate London but they still have to go there if they want to get anywhere in music/art/whatever...

bruno
21-07-2006, 03:54 PM
no one is being forced to do it, i don't see what the fuss is about. i'll go back into my cave now

dsp13
11-09-2006, 09:53 AM
http://www.myspace.com/eden :cool:

why have you been holding out on us all this time john? Who knew you were capable of such musical masterpieces as "pitiful b*tch"... lol

john eden
11-09-2006, 01:35 PM
why have you been holding out on us all this time john? Who knew you were capable of such musical masterpieces as "pitiful b*tch"... lol

Well despite being KING of ROOOOOOOOOOCK, I don't like to boast. :eek:

Freakaholic
27-09-2006, 03:03 PM
http://www.slate.com/features/myspace/

gek-opel
27-09-2006, 07:29 PM
I've come to terms with the fact that I'm far too miserable and lazy to make use of Myspace... phew///

mistersloane
28-09-2006, 12:37 AM
I've come to terms with the fact that I'm far too miserable and lazy to make use of Myspace... phew///

Me too, it's a bit of a chore that one innit?

gek-opel
28-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Err yeah, all this tireless self promotion "adds" endless back-spanking self congratulation... I've twice set up my space accounts then given up almost immediately, the piss poor design, the slowness, the crashing, the way the myspace founder adds himself as yr first friend.

PeteUM
02-10-2006, 05:55 PM
I couldn't see the point of myspace since I have a website but then musician friends doing better than I recommended it, so i joined up. Wasted a lot of time on it, but got a few gigs and a lot of feedback through it, and then two days ago they deleted my account. No warning, no explanation, no response to emails. See me gently ranting about it here, if you wish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6rfVzxojmU

noel emits
05-10-2006, 04:58 PM
Just done it.

I have 0 friends right now so feel free to 'add' me or whatever it is one does.

Not sure how I feel about this so far...

mms
05-10-2006, 09:47 PM
Basically if you like a band or group most bands are smart enuff to send you a bulletin reminding you of an event etc.
that means you only have to go to one site rather than check out loads of sites, you can also check out people's new tracks and previews and possibly get directly in touch with people making music you like if that's yr thing.
Thats what it's useful for nothing else really apart from being ok for wasting ltime.

Freakaholic
25-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Sarcastic Skream (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=81198872) page.

how much other id theft is going on in myspace? i think theres a lot of it with models, but i cant verify this as i am not one and dont know any.

dwaggin
13-11-2006, 12:28 AM
I had a myspace personal profile in 05. It was fun for a bit. "Yahey, everyone in breakcore is on it!" But I canceled it after about 3 months. Whether it's for a personal or band profile, the friending has to come under "biggest pointless waste of time". Crappy music player, Rupert Murdoch, I don't see what makes up for a pointless waste of time. Other than perhaps that Peter Gunn, Sqwally, Logan Sama, and The Black Dog are on it. :D

Guybrush
13-11-2006, 06:53 PM
I signed up about a week ago and I have already befriended Van Dyke Parks, Maria Daniela, Keri Lynn, Jamie T AND Lindstrøm! The wonders of technology, eh? Yeah, the music player's a bit crap but it buffers up real quickly and that's what I treasure the most.

nomadologist
13-11-2006, 07:20 PM
myspace is like crack, but cheaper. friendster is the far superior social networking site, but no one's on anymore so it's boring.

mms
13-11-2006, 10:25 PM
http://www.myspace.com/memeplex

nomadologist
15-11-2006, 02:54 AM
well I'm certain it is used for commercial research purposes by big companies and lifestyle statistics etc, etc.

That's really all it's for. They're using what people put in the "music" "movies" sections to get together one huge ass inclusive data set so they can come up with a better algorithm for the "suggestions" on Netflix and Amazon.com and sites like that, and for a million other purposes. This information is worth BIG MONEY REALLY REALLY REALLY BIG MONEY. Luckily it serves other purposes as well.


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