I Don’t Get Facebook or Myspace

I have to admit that I don’t understand why Facebook and Myspace are so popular. For a couple of months, I was addicted to Facebook, but it wore off. I never liked Myspace. It’s strange how they’re basically the same thing but so different. Anyway, I don’t get why so many people are so devoted. If you want to share your thoughts with the world, why not start a blog? If you want to play a game, you can join one of the many gaming sites for games that are worlds better than anything on Facebook. You can send messages by email and chat with messaging systems. Social networking sites are like internets within the internet, and offer basically the same services that can be found outside, except you have to do everything through a clunky interface. The only thing that they seem to offer is the ability to say to some people ,”you’re my friend” and by default, saying to everyone else, “you’re not my friend”. So is that it? Is petulant schoolyard politics what makes these social networking sites so popular?

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