Facebook. What's the draw?
I’ve had a Myspace for a couple of years now, and it has proven to be invaluable for professional networking. As a matter of fact, my Myspace isn’t so much for socializing as it is an online interactive resume, one that has yielded a few bucks and a few connections that help me continue to grow in my career to this day.
Facebook began to grab attention last year, and I joined it, but found the website to be a little bit too vanilla. I understand their mode of thinking, as far as being fast loading and more “secure” by limiting how much customization users have with their “Apps” system, but the Apps strike me as online toys, similar to stuff that would be called spam on any other site.
Today I got a friend request from someone on Facebook that I haven’t seen since High School (2002)... and it was really cool to see them, and to see that they were married and have babies and all of that. But, the first thing I noticed was their profile was so bland, and they only had about 20 friends on Facebook… plus a link to their Myspace page.
Once on their myspace, it was a lot more comprehensive. Photo galleries, videos of her and her kids, many more friends (that I remember from school but never found them on Myspace, so that was a plus) and so on.
Facebook seems a bit stiff, I suppose. Before this friend request came in, I forgot I had a facebook. What’s the draw, and if there’s anyone here that prefers it over Myspace, why? Is there a practical reason or is it something to do just to have another way to “look cool on the web”?
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