Tag Archives: myspace

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Friend or …Not to Friend

In her article ““Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites””, Danah Boyd‘ argues that “friending” on social networking sites is a way in which people write their community into “being” online. It helps people to create and define themselves, but friending isn’t always a simple process. As Social Networking Sites […]

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 […]

Would Your Mom Be On Your Top 8?

Imagine your mom or dad taking selfies, uploading them as their profile pictures on Myspace, and updating their statuses asking for comments. Their “Top 8” friends would be their respective significant other, as well as their close friends. Your parents would also probably add your own friends on Myspace, and lurk their profiles. Fast forward […]

The President Can Follow Us On Twitter

This election season, I unofficially nominate Prez Barack Obama as our coolest president yet. (Though, let’s be honest, JFK was pretty boss.) I say this because Barack has become “one of us” and joined us in the full Web 2.0 experience. He’s on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and I don’t even know what else. He […]