Myspace vs. Facebook


Okay please bear with me here, and please don’t try to find me to slap me either. I have really good reasons for having a Myspace! 1) It’s close to my only communication with my teenage nieces. 2) I have gotten in touch with several old friends. 3) that’s it…can’t think of any others. I’m somewhat new to this game, the whole Internet thing was non existent in my life until June of 08. So when I got one, all my sisters and nieces were telling me that I just have to have a Myspace. So I made one.myspace

It was fun in the beginning. I got in touch with a lot of old friends and it has been instrumental in having a close relationship with my nieces.The more I’m on there,  the more I see that all it really is, is a popularity contest. How many friends can I get? Or for their “status” they make back handed remarks that are just childish.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about consider yourself lucky! It’s almost like high school all over again. It’s ridicules!  I really don’t want a Myspace anymore. I have to tell my nieces that we need to find another way to remain close. I do have a Facebook, which I really enjoy for several reasons. Of course my nieces are like, “OMG no way!” or “Facebook sucks,” you know typical teenage talk! My oldest niece, 19, is on Facebook but she’s the only one. It’s much different than Myspace. You can’t decorate it with fun stuff or anything, well actually I think you can but you have to pay for it. It’s all about staying in contact with GOOD friends, chatting back and forth, sharing pictures of family, play games together. I haven’t came across any “drama” or negativity yet! Myspace is full of it! The entire cyber~atmosphere over at Facebook is so  different. Most of the friends I talk to the most, have Facebook as well as Myspace and most don’t have Myspace at all. So keeping Myspace is kinda pointless and I may even feel a little liberated after deleting it!!

How many of you have either or Facebook or Myspace? I’m betting most either have Facebook or nothing. I won’t stop the Facebook, it really is a great way to stay in touch with old friends and family. I get to see pictures of them that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to see.  So *ding ding* Facebook wins!! What’s your take on all this?

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26 Responses to Myspace vs. Facebook

  1. ellen says:

    Hi! I was cruising down the wordpress site and thought I’d browse the blogs on life. Your post is interesting because I was considering myspace but I might change all that now. 🙂 I’m so over that ‘girly stuff’ of my life at 62 lols! Facebook seems okay; friends love it there saying that it’s much easier uploading pictures with them. I have tried a bit of that too but not much as I do more chats with relatives and friends. So the facebook experience seems okay so far.

    When blogging, I do it in blogspot. Although it’s not so much for an audience but more for the love of writing. But it’s always a huge surprise and pleasure when they come just the same. Been with the site for about 2 years now.

    Thank you for the pleasure of reading your post — was able to pick up some good tips and info.

    Take care, blessings to you and your family.

    Antipolo City, Philippines

    P.S. Been thinking of trying out wordpress too. What do you think? 🙂

  2. SKL says:

    I don’t have either. I feel safer remaining as anonymous as possible on the internet. At one point someone sent me a request to open an account on some professional networking site, so I did, and a couple months later, I got a message from an ex whom I need to stay away from. You know, one of those people who, if you talk to them, you always open a big can of worms no matter what. It gave me the creeps so I deleted my account. Call me weird, but I feel that nobody needs a window into my life via the internet. I communicate a lot via email, and I don’t feel like anything is lacking in that respect.

  3. darryl says:

    I like facebook more than myspace. I think I have a myspace account but no info is in there. When you look in myspace you have to wait for the page and then listen to music, and then a page that never ends LOL, then the person says they are 50 and the pic of them in there is a picture of an 18 year old. Recently someone found me on facebook that I have not seen or heard from in 12 years or so.

  4. ellen says:

    Oh I know bout that proverbial can of worms. Ugh! Yeah, as in real life the internet is also with its share of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good I keep – the other two I kick out of my site pronto. Yes, I love emailing too. Aside from the unlimited volume, I appreciate the privacy much.

    Christine, my second daughter, taught me how to do the internet. I was fresh in my retirement then and trying to figure out what to do with my time. Knowing my penchant for writing she suggested blogging. She cited two reasons.. one, to give expression to the writing passion; secondly, to expand my world farther – try build friendship bridges beyond the borders. She was right on both counts. Wisdom from the mouth of babes, aye? 🙂

    But I still consider myself a baby still learning new things as I go along with the blogging. There is still so much to learn.


  5. holeycheese says:

    I have facebook and a very popular Swedish community named Lunarstorm.

    Myspace is more american I think.. Facebook is international.

  6. Tosha says:

    I don’t care for facebook. I’ve got a myspace but log onto it maybe once every few months..

  7. Joy says:

    I do have Facebook. I only got it so I could see Eric’s pictures from when he went to Japan. Once there I did end up finding a lot of relatives. I’m with Darryl though, I have a Myspace but have never used it. Eric wasn’t sure where he was going to put his pics so I did both. I HATE Myspace for most of the same reasons Darryl mentioned. I hate the music that comes blaring out of nowhere. Just because you like a song doesn’t mean everyone else does.

    I think the big difference between the two are Myspace is for kids. They are just crazy over there and there’s a lot of bullying that goes on. There is gossip and lying and just plain meanness. When I took Nicole’s (Paul’s granddaughter) graduation pics, she gave me her user name and password so I could look at them on there, I just had to laugh when I read all the stuff there. It’s just all very immature. The whole site is about “who did what to who” and “talking about other people”. Facebook is more of a friendship meeting. You put photo’s in there and leave little notes either in private or on someone’s “Superwall. I’ve never seen a mean message left to anyone there. A whole group can talk and leave public notes but you could also leave a private note if you wanted to.

    I have to say, I hardly ever go there anymore. It was a lot of fun at first but it can get immature too. Like throwing food and things at people. I got bored with that. The plus side is there are a lot of people that I’d never have any kind of contact with otherwise. I had birthday wishes this past birthday that I never would have gotten and that’s kind of nice. I think the stage is set on Facebook for “older” or more mature people. It’s not a cat fight on there.

    When you’ve heard of suicide’s and bullying and really bad behavior, where have you heard it was? Myspace. Some people just don’t want to grow up and they end up on Myspace because all the other “kids” have it.

    Sorry, it’s just my opinion.

  8. Elena says:

    I have both, and I do prefer Facebook. You are right, Nikki, that Myspace is so cliquish and high school. I keep my Myspace so that I can see who my 16 year old is friends with and see what kind of photos she is posting and stuff like that.

    There is currently an explosion of people from my high school joining Facebook and it is kind of exciting. It is like a constantly unfolding reunion. Also, my mother’s side of the family is huge but I barely know any of them, but now they are all joining Facebook so I can actually get to know them, see pics of their families, etc. I am really enjoying getting and keeping in touch with people.

  9. nikki says:

    Joy, I 100% agree with you. I made one because I didn’t know what it really all entailed. Now I do and I’m erasing it. I’ll leave that for the kids, because as much as I act like a big kid…I am an adult, not 16 anymore! I don’t get into the games on Face book either. One friend sent this application to me and I accepted not knowing what it was. Before I knew it random people I didn’t even know were “buying” me for like 7 million! Eh…not for me!

  10. Just a Mom says:

    I have a Facebook account and I love it. I have gotten back in touch with a lot of people I went to school with. I also keep in touch with my family using it.
    My oldest daughter has a MySpace and a Facebook account. I will agree that MySpace is really more for kids.

  11. Sue says:

    I have Facebook and MySpace. Facebook was first and it took me awhile to figure it out. I got MySpace when our class renunion was getting organized and everyone wanted to stay in touch that way. Haven’t logged in in forever and really don’t want to. I like Facebook and how you can see all the comments people make on your friends’ pages. I think it’s more organized than MySpace. I do have to admit that I’m embarrassed to say I have either one!

  12. nikki says:

    I’m not embarrassed to say I have Facebook. I am about myspace though! I have family and friends ALL over this country and it is the easiest way to keep in touch!

  13. DM says:

    I have both, don’t spend too much time @ either- more of a wordpress fan.

    I recently updated my contacts on both sites- it’s not about the numbers for me. I was beginning to feel “information overload” from the internet, took a hard look @ the people on both sites, figured if I don’t feel free to drop them a note anytime and expect some type of reply, then why in the world do I want to know about all that random stuff in their life for?

    If I had to choose- I prefer facebook more than myspace

  14. nikki says:

    I did the same thing DM. I looked at my friend list on Myspace and I bet half of them (if not more) don’t really care to know how I’m doing and the feeling is mutual so what’s the point really. I’d say just about everyone I have on Facebook I talk regularly.

  15. mssc54 says:

    My space in our home is somewhat limited. We have tons of reading material. I am constantly reading something. I am so sick and tired of all the reading I don’t think I can face another book!

    I just think all that stuff is a big waste of time.

  16. nikki says:

    Now DM has an old photo…I want one! I was much cuter when I was little! Maybe the next time I go out the ma & pa’s house I’ll scan one. I don’t have all those fancy gadgets that most people have!

  17. DM says:

    How do you know that’s an old photo Nikki? I had it taken taken last Fall @ our Octoberfest- just decided to get it developed in black and white.

  18. nikki says:

    LMAO!!!! You’re right DM I should not have assumed!!!! LOL Looking very handsome in those suspenders!!!

  19. stormsneverlast says:

    I have a myspace, which is only used to blog for family and friends far away. Like my son, etc. Facebook makes me nuts. I joined, but never went back.

  20. javajunkee says:

    I have both and probably spend more time on facebook..although like the myspace layouts better. Besides on myspace I don’t have people poking me or throwing crap at me. Both started out status seeking areas. I think myspace is still that. Facebook seems to be deemed the “reunion” place. I really don’t care for either of them and spend more time here. Anybody I “REALLY” want to talk to has my email. I hate all the friend requests on both of those other sites. People who don’t seem to know I exist out in public want me to be their friend so they can “appear” more popular. BAH!

  21. shane says:

    I have both, a myspace and facebook account. I have to say I like myspace better. It’s not as confusing as facebook. Facebook just has way too much in there, who cares what everyone is thinking and who everyone’s friends are and there friends are. I don’t have an hour a day to look at it all. I like the fact that you can have slide shows and video’s and music in myspace. Just my opinion, looks like the majority of you disagree with me but that’s ok. You can’t all be as smart as me LOL.

  22. Joy says:

    I think you may have hit the nail on the head Shane, your younger than most of us are and younger people seem to like Myspace more. I think the biggest thing that bothers me there is the music. It’s takes a little bit for it to all load and your sitting there reading something and all of a sudden this music comes blaring on and it scares the bejesus out of me!! I’m also very unfamiliar with Myspace so to me, it’s more confusing.

  23. Morocco says:

    I don’t have either.

  24. Pammy says:

    I have facebook and love it,my kids got me hooked.I get to see pictures and videos of my grandchildren immediately.I love that part of it

  25. Tessa says:

    I like this, Nikki! I have both. I have met a lot of old friends on both, high school friends and childhood friends and family members. Personally, I like myspace better because you can have a personal profile page that is decorated with a style you choose and I love that. I also like the set up better and it is easier than facebook for me. I don’t like all the applications on facebook. I do like the instant message they have now!

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