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Performancing and Myspace get together

Performancing adds a MySpace Blog Editor – Who’da’thunk’it? On one hand, I’m thinking “yay Performancing“, great plugin, want to see them get more traction. On the other hand I’m seriously not too pleased with MySpace, and don’t want to see them get any bigger than they already are. On the third hand, this plugin may be one step needed to break the MySpace dominance…

Let me explain a little:

1. I didn’t understand MySpace at all, but I got a page anyways because two of my favorite bands were on there, Unsed and .heretoday.

2. I discovered there was no way to remove the ‘astrological sign’ junk on my main MySpace page. That’s just plain lousy and lame. On top of that, “TrueLuv” ads with scantily-clad women pulling at their skirts shows up every time I log in. You have no idea how much that ticks me off.
3. I discovered a few other people in my circle of friends, and since I had moved MySpace is the only way I would be able to keep in touch with them.

4. We had the neighbors over for dinner, and their son has a MySpace page. We discussed MySpace, because I still wasn’t getting why it was popular. Then it hit me as we talked – kids don’t care about any of the stuff I complain about. They just want to keep in touch with people, be cool, have friends.

The more I think about it, the more MySpace’s success makes sense. And it’s a little scary, because I don’t think the site is healthy – I think it’s a trap for our kids. Not that good can’t come of it, just that it facilitates evil far too easily.

But MySpace’s lead won’t be easily overcome. There’s no easy way to catch up with a friend network like that…

4 Responses to “Performancing and Myspace get together”

  1. Jed Says:

    I totally agree with you. I don’t *get* myspace either, although given the market that is there, I wish I did.

    I think the main purpose for Performancing+Myspace is facilitate blog posting regardless of how good or bad Myspace is. Truth be told, a whole lot of bloggers cross post on both Myspace and their own WP/Blogger, etc. blogs.

    Now with this plugin, it’s as easly as 2 button clicks to get that done.

    You bring up a good point though. I wonder if the adds are targeted at demographics. i.e. I always get half naked women when I loggin. I can’t image a 12 or 16 year old gets the same adds. (?)

    I sure hope not. For the health of the site, I can only image they have their ads targeted to their users based on age and sex. I could be wrong though.

  2. stephen.christopher Says:

    I hope you’re right about the ad targeting. I’ll look into it, though I wouldn’t think they would get away with offering those ads to their younger fans.

    I’m going to have to try the plugin regardless, as 2 clicks is too easy to pass up. (Did I say the homophone 2 enough in that sentence? (: )

  3. Terrance Says:

    Anyone else having bother with myspace or is it just my pc?
    Last couple of days it seems it wont let me download any song from anywhere.
    Anyone having same bother – or anyone how to sort it?

  4. stephen.christopher Says:

    No idea, mate. Did you check with MySpace support?

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