What ever happened to Myspace?
It was only a few years ago that Myspace reigned as THE social networking site. I joined sometime in my tenth grade year (2006), prompted by my friends’ coaxing. A year later, I reluctantly made a Facebook. I used the sites equally at first until the mass exodus from Myspace. Now I use Facebook exclusively.
Since Facebook took away most of its users, Myspace had to develop a new slant: “Myspace is the leading social entertainment destination powered by the passion of fans. Music, movies, celebs, TV, and games made social.”
Presenting themselves as a music and entertainment site helps them stay alive. In fact, Myspace still gets more traffic than Google+ and Tumblr. Even so, I still laugh every time I get a notification from Myspace, which is rarely. Sometimes I go and look at old pictures I uploaded or poems I posted. The nostalgia is fun, but other than that, Myspace serves virtually no use for me anymore.
Moral of the story: nothing lasts forever, not even on the internet. With that, I conclude my blog for the semester. Perhaps I’ll unsubscribe from some of these “Do Not Reply” e-mails. More likely, however, I’ll continue to delete them, shoving them further and further into the recesses of my inbox.
Message Sent ★