So, I've been tooling around for awhile now, trying to figure out this whole myspace
thing and bottom line is...I just don't get it
Comments?!? I don't "get" comments. I can understand leaving a comment for someone you've lost touch with, or whatever, but I see my friends' pages and all the comments seem to be left by people they work with, or see on a regular basis somewhere else. Why can't they just pick up the phone and talk to eachother?
For example: "Hey, what are you doing tonight - give me a call."
What am I missing here?
And I suppose this is more of a rant than a question, but I'm absolutely appalled by the amount of personal information people are willing to post about eachother on these pages. I suppose I feel a bit more comfortable posting stuff about myself here (on allnurses), but there's a certain degree of anonymity. I can't believe people are so willing to post pictures of eachother drunk, talking about drug use, sex, etc. I found the myspace page of one of the delinquent high school drop outs that lives upstairs from me (16/17 years old) - the background is a bunch of yagermeister bottles and all the comments from his friends are about smoking weed and getting (or being) wasted, when their parents are going to be out of the house so they can party, etc. Now, I'm sure the kids are doing this behind their parent's backs, but what about the people my age (mid twenties, early thirties)? Isn't there some kind of concern about the wrong person coming across these pictures? Family members, employers? I found one gal's page who's a nanny to three small kids...one of her pictures is of her posing with the kids and that
picture is surrounded by pictures of her completely wasted, being sexually provocative, and in her bio, she talks about how much she loves to smoke weed
Now, all that being said...I have
found a bunch of people from high school and other times in my past, that I wouldn't mind getting back in touch with. So, if I set up a page and send them a message, or whatever, what's the whole protocol there? Do I just send a message saying, "Hey, what's up
?" It just seems a little creepy to me - if someone sends you a message like that, it's pretty obvious they've gone out of their way to look you up...I don't know - maybe I'm being a little paranoid here.
So, I'm really curious about what you guys think. Does anyone out there myspace? If so, what are you getting out of it? How do I send a message to somebody I haven't talked to in years?
May 28, '07
My 24 year old son calls it a place for 12 year old girls to post photos of themselves looking like ***** (is that word going to appear?).
He and his college friends use FaceBook. I've been following his trip to Scotland and Ireland on FaceBook - they are posting photos and comments. That is very cool.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on May 28, '07
: Reason: "Sluts" must be pg-13 because it appeared!