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What Is So Great About Facebook?

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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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Hi all. I decided to take a ride back to the past earlier today, by visiting my old Myspace page. I have not been on this page since roughly 2010, as I myself was caught up in the whole Facebook craze, which since that time, has completely crippled Myspace as far as popularity and usage is concerned. I used to love Myspace, as it was a fully customizable resource for connecting with friends, music and even news in general. I could make my page any theme that fit my individual personality and tastes, for all of the Myspace world to see. I started comparing both my Facebook page and Myspace page earlier, coming to the conclusion that I prefer my my old Myspace page to this day - and in looking back, I am not sure what drove me to run to Facebook and abandon Myspace in the first place.

My favorite old feature of Myspace was the fact that you could upload and listen to your favorite songs, as well as for people that visited your profile page. Facebook has no such playlist that's worth anything, as the very few songs that I was able to listen to sounded like garbage and were not even full versions of the song. Heck. I had over 70 full length songs on my old playlist with Myspace at one point.

The games on Facebook are good, where as Myspace lacks a bit in that area. But the games are not so great that I must sit and play for hours on end - rather the contrary. Both sites have the IM feature, but honestly I believe that Myspace's runs better and doesn't have a lag like Facebook's clunky IM set up does. Both sites are mobile phone compatible, as they both run seamlessly on my android phone.

One great feature that Myspace still has over Facebook is the blog feature. This could be made private or open to the public, as you had the freedom to blog about whatever you wanted. Some members made it a personal diary or journal of sorts even. Other members could even "like" what you blogged about in the first place on your page and leave comments.

Both sites give you room to advertise for businesses, bands and whatever else entrepreneurs would want the world to see. Myspace however, made that easier, with many interesting and fun ways to customize your advertisement pages; as the tools were standard as being a member. Facebook you do not have that luxury with. The codes to do so were also simpler with Myspace; doing this with Facebook at points makes me feel like I need a degree in rocket science for certain things. Both also have feed streams, that show you what friends that are on your page are doing or following, no difference much between them in that regard.

So when I look back on this, why does Facebook have the following it does? It seems backward in comparison today to what Myspace had 4 years ago in many areas. I am still very lost when I look back as to why I thought Facebook was so great in the first place.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Oh, another feature difference between the two. Myspace has the feature that you can delete things you would not want being seen such as videos that have crude subject matter, as they are added on your page in a more private format - they do not trend these offensive things in their feeds. On Facebook, they trend right onto your page with little control until you notice it and make the step to remove it. As a parent, this feature being built in is a nice one.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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I think Facebook is nice because they have the fun way of sharing photos, and tagging photos to people's profiles. Can Myspace do that? I forget, it's been so long. I remember Myspace allowed people to post on your wall, what did they call it though? They didn't call it a wall back then...

Anyway, when I joined Facebook back in 2004, I liked that I was able to post what classes I was taking, and I could even find someone else that was in my class if they updated their class roster too. It was kind of neat, because say you had a crush on someone in your lecture hall and you didn't have the courage to talk to them, well you can check out their wall and see some of the things they like, and toss them a casual message. It was a super neat idea.

However, suddenly they opened up Facebook to non-college students. And now they don't even let you put what classes you're taking, which was super disappointing. I liked being able to know what classes my friends were taking and who were in my class.

Facebook is still nice though. I chat with people a lot on there, which is nice because I don't spend money on a fancy phone to text. Personally, though. I prefer G+ I feel it's more sophisticated, because all people ever share on Facebook are memes instead of creative new content, which G+ is more about.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Xaberz
I think Facebook is nice because they have the fun way of sharing photos, and tagging photos to people's profiles. Can Myspace do that? I forget, it's been so long. I remember Myspace allowed people to post on your wall, what did they call it though? They didn't call it a wall back then...

Anyway, when I joined Facebook back in 2004, I liked that I was able to post what classes I was taking, and I could even find someone else that was in my class if they updated their class roster too. It was kind of neat, because say you had a crush on someone in your lecture hall and you didn't have the courage to talk to them, well you can check out their wall and see some of the things they like, and toss them a casual message. It was a super neat idea.

However, suddenly they opened up Facebook to non-college students. And now they don't even let you put what classes you're taking, which was super disappointing. I liked being able to know what classes my friends were taking and who were in my class.

Facebook is still nice though. I chat with people a lot on there, which is nice because I don't spend money on a fancy phone to text. Personally, though. I prefer G+ I feel it's more sophisticated, because all people ever share on Facebook are memes instead of creative new content, which G+ is more about.


As to the first question as far as tagging and sharing photos, yes you can. It has been there since I became a member to Myspace back in 2005.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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I'm not a fan of either really but as I remember it MySpace started to get incredibly slow to load (minutes per page as I remember it) and Face Book took the advantage and ran with it
Probably didnt help that Rupert Murdoch’s bought it either


Myspace was really good for discovering new bands though as I remember, I booked a few of them for various gigs myself



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Not a fan of them either . Not interested that someone made a cake today
Found it all very boring . I m new to
ATS and love the range of topics . I keep reading posts and forget to introduce myself.
Run out of time

I guess Facebook is good for marketing.

running with the wolves



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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I stayed away from myspace after a friend of Hubby kept telling him I had a page and I was a porn star....apparently my legal name is one that a lot of porn stars use. I didn't know this. I remember AOL name check once told me there were over 500 people with my name mostly all in CA.



posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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I used to have a myspace, deleted it a long time ago. I still have a Facebook, but the only reason I do is to keep in contact with friends and family. I barely ever check it, and when I do, it's mainly for the inbox. Honestly, I couldn't care less about facebook. Still, it's not bad for keeping in contact with people. If it weren't for that, I'd chuck it out the window if it were a physical thing, lol.
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