Mike and I joined the ranks of myspacers this past week. We wanted to see what all the craze was about.
I see myspace as nothing more than the beginning days of AOL (I am showing my age). People are social creatures and the ability to easily find friends with the same interests from anywhere in the world is extremely attractive. You never even have to leave the house to get social interaction!
Back in the early 90's psychologists and sociologists were saying how the Internet was causing people to become unsocial as they sat at their computers for hours and hours on end. They claimed it would be the end of human interaction. (I really wish I could find those articles.) It's amusing how well educated people can be so ignorant.
What's most amusing to me though is how the same fads show up again and again. If you want to be a millionaire, you don't have to 'invent' something - you can just 're-invent' something. I quite liked like the 70's revival -- and the more modern bell bottom pants are so much more attractive than my elementary school 'toughskins'. But I digress...
Mike really enjoyed myspace and found quite a few old friends. He seems to be proving 'the seven degrees of separation' theory. As for me, I suppose I should be bummed out that my profile says I only have 2 friends (and one is my husband) but, instead, I am thrilled with it because it reminds me that entrepreneurship has it's moments of glory. Tom (the creator of myspace and my second myspace friend only by default) all I have to say is...you go boy.