It seems like social networking sites are popping up constantly, especially the Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace craze. Current TV is a channel available on Comcast, Direct Tv, and other television providers. I found out about it a year ago and fell in love with it! The programming consists of viewer submitted documentaries, new stories, and hilarious satirical cartoons like Super News! I recently ran across a segment SuperNews! did called “The Death of Myspace”. The ironic part is, a day before I saw the episode I actually deleted my Myspace account which i had has since 2005 freshmen year of high school (wow). Only reason I got it in the first place was to stay in touch and make friends with people at a new high school I had begun to attend. Since then Myspace has just become a waste of time and annoying. I would constantly get messages from guys that obviously didn’t have much of a life and wanted a booty call. Lol kind of like in the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You”, when Drew Barrymore’s gay friend says “Girl, Myspace is the new booty call!” It’s so true! Check out this video from SuperNews! it’s pretty funny and has a valid point.
Social networking sites have taken away the personal lines of communication, and it seems like friendship has become more digital. I still have a Facebook, but don’t use it much unless I’m re connecting with old associates from school. I watched a really good “True Life” a few days ago on MTV and it was about Digital Drama. Pretty much it was showing how peopole get so caught up into Facebook and texting, that it can vehemently cause friction in relationships. Don’t get me wrong, I like FB and the availabity to stay in touch with people, but I prefer phone calls, hanging out, and even texting( which can be mundane at times) over social networking sites. I have yet to find any useful purpose in Twitter. I mean what’s the point of constantly broadcasting what your doing and how you feel to random strangers? I’m not the only one that feels this way either, trust me google it for yourself. ?Better yet, here is SuperNews! video about Twitter.
I just think people need to wake up and smell the coffee, go out into the real world and try networking and making new friends. Especially with relationships, trying to meet guys and girls on Myspace isn’t as effective as meeting someone in reality, day to day life situations.
Deleting my Myspace was the best thing I’ve done on the internet in a long time, it was just a stupid faze that should have died once I graduated high school. People actually get addicted to FB and Myspace, and have to actually seek help. I also saw a True Life special on that and video game addictions…it’s so sad! If it gets to the point where you can’t even do your homework or pay attention to your loved ones, then yea maybe you should abandon social networking sites. Don’t let it become your life, it should just be something fun you do (even though I’d rather be outdoors with friends). If you happen to be a person like me ( who had over 4 thousand myspace friends) sit down and ask yourself are these people even friends? I probably only talked to 10 people consistently that I actually considered pen pals. Real friendship is hard to find, but it’s worth waiting for it and also putting yourself out there to make life long connections. Don’t base your self worth, beauty, or status off of the number of Myspace/FB friends and picture comments. Get over it. Oh, and Myspace and FB are both owned by the same company so don’t think your better just because you never had a Myspace yet you check your Facebook 20 times a day. Social networking sites have their pros and cons, it’s great for some people who are networking their business and for other it’s just like why bother? I use my Facebook for my writing mainly and occassionally hitting up friends/family, but it’s not the first thing on my list to do in the morning. So for now, take care and feel free to check out my FB lol it’s not going to go away so why fight it? Might as well pimp the system and use it to promote my writing. Peace and blessings. Jaz!