posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 11:45 PM
Remember when it was cool to get online and chat with your friends in a stress free environment? There was a time when Myspace existed as a safe
house against the random crap that was out there polluting our minds in the mainstream. It was a place where, instead of talking on the phone,
someone could socialize with lost acquaintances and close friends just the same. Often they'd learn more about the other than simple words could
describe. Their taste in art and music boldly displayed on their page as a badge of honor.
Now, (and I know it's been this way for a while) my eyes are constantly being forced away from the true content of the page by useless garbage
attempting to persuade me to buy their particular brand of candy bar. In once instance friend's dark and brooding Gothic style page was interrupted
by an inappropriate dancing smiley. Distracting and annoying to say the least (although I did get a chuckle at the irony).
And that's the least of it. Every time I see a new friend request these days it's from some super hot chick who I'm always excited to see, and
hope (and pray!) is a real person actually interested in something I have to say. Imagine my surprise when I click on the profile and see that they
have no friends except for Tom and a few other lonely losers who were pathetic enough to think the same as me. And although it happens time and time
again, and I DENY DENY DENY their friendship, there's always that instance of affective excitement at the 'new friend' email.
And today was the last straw. I came to log in to check a new message and I was assaulted by a full screen blinking advertisement for Colgate
toothpaste! Who gives a # about toothpaste?! I might have been able to deal with movie adds at login. As a matter of fact it's almost expected,
But why the hell am I interested in the newest brand of toothpaste? # the latest brand of toothpaste, # MySpace and # NEWS CORP! I'll brush with
soap and be happy.
Can anyone help me figure out how to cancel my account? I'm not too computer savvy.