Tag Archives: friendster

Are we MySpace Friends?

Are we Myspace Friends? The article “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community into Being on Social Network Sites” by danah boyd was really interesting to me, as I was a part of the MySpace community from its relatively early days, and I had always found it fascinating how the ideas of friendship were […]

Hey U, Let’s Be Friends

Friendster and Facebook. When I was looking at the names of these two social networking websites a few minutes ago, looking at them deep into the structuring of the words, I suddenly had this epiphany: Friendster, as in “Friends-ter”, emphasizes on the “friending” aspect of social networking; while Facebook, as in “Face-book”, gives more attention […]

I Am So much Cooler Than You, Because I have the Most # of Freinds! says the Tom (Guy) on MySpace

Occasionally, I receive friend requests on Facebook from a very random person from a country I had never visited or not even familiar with. My immediate response is to click “delete” and report him as a spammer. I dislike random people’s attempts to come into my own personal but virtual space. It almost feels like […]

“Case of the Fake People”

The women TLC were quite possibly psychics or prophets, drawing caution to the topic of friending practices on social media. danah boyd discusses the motivation for and common practices of fake profiles on social network sites in her paper “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites.” While much […]

I Was a MySpace Whore

I had forgotten about the MySpace Top 8 until I read danah boyd‘s “Friends Friendsters and The Myspace Top 8.” It bought up many (not so) fond memories of the drama that ensued when you mixed social network sites and 14 year-old adolescents. I was part of a group of four friends that all revolved […]

“Friend Me?”

    In Donath and Boyd’s article Public Displays of Connection the pair describes how individuals construct their identities online, validating their profile not only through personal information but connections with friends. The article discusses why and how we navigate our connections with individuals via social network sites, emphasizing the fact that people use their […]

What is a Friend?

What is a friend? (Sorry, impossible question to answer, I know!) My definition is simple: someone who will be there for me through the good and the bad. Others may say someone to hang out with or someone who you’ve known for a long period of time. Either way, we all have some version of […]