MySpace is Useful After All! Practicum Post # 5Posted: November 16, 2011 | |
Since I have already made a lot of progress as well as many valuable connections on LinkedIn and Google+, I have been focusing on expanding my presence on MySpace. I have realized that in order to make the best of MySpace, I would have to explore all that the website offers and that I need to start accepting people’s friend requests. The first step that I took as a safety precaution was to hide all of my real personal information, and instead I stated that I am much older than I actually am and that I am also from Tennessee. I kept a true picture of myself, but that’s really the only personal thing that others can see about me on my profile page. Most of the friend requests that I have been receiving are from older men, some of them in their late twenties and early thirties. They have not contacted me at all so I am fine with keeping them as friends. I also have continued to friend some of my favorite music artists as well, which is great because once they accept my request I am granted access to all of their music that is posted weekly. The artists whose pages and content I access the most show up in my top friends. I am also able to customize my own playlist with all of my favorite artists and their newest music and this is pretty cool!
Furthermore, although I am not really using MySpace to connect with friends or colleagues like the other two social network sites, I am still using this website in a unique way. Back in the day when MySpace was popular I used my old account simply to connect with friends and meet new people my age, and it’s interesting to see how this networking site can successfully be used for other purposes. Facebook has similar pages that link to famous artists and musicians, however MySpace lets you access the content in an easier and more enjoyable manner. Lastly one of my favorite aspects of the site is the section where news articles and recent information about artists are posted. This same section of MySpace also includes music videos along with interesting information about artist and albums. I am hoping that as I keep gaining more friends, that I will start to be able to use the events icon and receive invitations to groups on MySpace.
My next post will be contributing to Wikipedia and the topic of social networks so stay tuned!