All MySpace Discussion III - Page 14 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > ZOOTV > Interference Gatherings
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #196
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Cleasai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 32° N 117° W
Posts: 3,773
Local Time: 09:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by waynetravis


i make a game out of mine:




Geez do you have Non-Interference friends like at all?
__________________

__________________
Cleasai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 03:31 PM   #197
New Yorker
 
Kiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: mainly in my fantasy land.....ooooo how I wish it were reality
Posts: 2,716
Local Time: 10:35 PM
not sure I ever joined in on this. anyway, my site address is

www.myspace.com/dublinluv

for anyone who cares. uh...yeah just send me a small note if you're sending me an ad request so I know you're a friend from here and I don't deny you if I don't recognize you!
__________________

__________________
Kiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 09:45 PM   #198
Blue Crack Addict
 
kafrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upside-down
Posts: 19,644
Local Time: 09:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by waynetravis


i make a game out of mine:




What is this game of which you speak? Are you trying to take me out?
__________________
kafrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 12:39 PM   #199
Self-righteous bullshitter
 
BoMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Soviet Canuckistan — Socialist paradise
Posts: 16,665
Local Time: 12:35 AM
Quote:
Facebook is for 'good' kids - MySpace is for freaks
Research reveals class divide. Teenagers tend to favour environments in which they feel comfortable, study finds


MISTY HARRIS, CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, June 29, 2007

Choosing a social networking site is beginning to resemble finding the "right" table in the school cafeteria.

According to a University of California ethnographer, adherents of rival sites Facebook and MySpace are lining up on opposite sides of a class divide, with "the goodie-two-shoes, jocks, athletes, or other 'good' kids" going to the former and "punks, emos, Goths, gangstas, queer kids and other kids who (don't) fit into the dominant high-school popularity paradigm" aligning themselves with the latter.

Researcher danah boyd - her name is legally lowercase - writes that Facebook's teen users "tend to come from families who emphasize education and going to college," are predominantly white, take honours classes and "live in a world dictated by after-school activities." Young occupants of MySpace are described as "geeks, freaks or queers" who hail from lower-income families and are expected to get jobs after graduating Grade 12.

The reasons for the technological class divide, which boyd examines in the context of high school users, are complex but boil down to a Breakfast Club scenario in which teens gravitate toward that which makes them most comfortable.

"People tend to self-select," says John Craft, a professor of mass communication at Arizona State University. "While everybody wants to move up into a better neighbourhood, you still tend to associate with people who share common traits." He reasons the class division that boyd describes is simply a digitized version of Pygmalion.

"I don't think it's any different now than when Henry Higgins was trying to teach Eliza Doolittle to speak English correctly," says Craft, recalling the George Bernard Shaw play in which an academic and a cockney flower girl are unable to overcome their divergent backgrounds.

According to Comscore, an Internet data collection company, nearly 50 per cent of Facebook users - compared with the overall Web average of around 40 per cent - live in households in which the annual income is higher than $75,000 U.S. MySpace's demographic reportedly falls below both, with just over one-third of the site's users having household incomes topping $75,000.

Although the findings were presented as a "blog essay" rather than an academic article, boyd's reputation as a leading analyst of online behaviour has observers taking her report seriously.

"There was no way to pick apart something like class (in previous years), hence the signature refrain that you could be a dog on the Internet and no one would know," says Gabriella Coleman, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Alberta.

"Now, there's a little bit more possibility to start thinking about these issues and I think that's what (boyd's) got her finger on." Discrimination may be the chief concern for all demographics, she says, pointing to a section in boyd's paper that notes the U.S. military recently barred access to MySpace - an apparent favourite of the soldiers - but not Facebook, which is said to be preferred by officers.

"Once you have a hierarchy between the sites, there's a problem because you're valuing one group over the other." According to boyd, much of the division - at least among teens - can be attributed to aesthetics.

"That clean or modern look of Facebook is akin to West Elm or Pottery Barn or any poshy Scandinavian design house, while the more flashy look of MySpace resembles the Las Vegas imagery that attracts millions every year," she writes, noting the latter design might be dismissed as "gauche" by a Facebook user but lauded as "bling" or "fly" by the "subaltern communities" populating MySpace.

Representatives for the websites could not be reached for comment.
__________________

BoMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 06:35 PM   #200
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,805
Local Time: 08:35 PM
I'm about to send friend requests to most of you. This could take me a while...
__________________
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 11:15 AM   #201
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 06:35 AM
Does anybody else get annoyed by myspace pages that automatically play loud music? I don't mean to be rude to anybody here but I hate to rush to click on the stop button as soon as I go to somebody's profile. The most I'd have is something soft or instrumental or at least something that doesn't automatically start. Just a personal preference. Currently I don't have anything on there but I'm considering putting Pink Floyd's Marooned.
__________________
Zoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #202
BAW
The Flower
 
BAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: The OC....!!!!
Posts: 11,094
Local Time: 08:35 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Zootlesque
Does anybody else get annoyed by myspace pages that automatically play loud music? I don't mean to be rude to anybody here but I hate to rush to click on the stop button as soon as I go to somebody's profile. The most I'd have is something soft or instrumental or at least something that doesn't automatically start. Just a personal preference. Currently I don't have anything on there but I'm considering putting Pink Floyd's Marooned.

go to "edit music" in your preferences and you can choose the option that will stop other people's music from automatically starting when you visit their page.

or you could turn your sound down when you're on myspace
__________________
BAW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 12:49 PM   #203
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 06:35 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bono's American Wife
go to "edit music" in your preferences and you can choose the option that will stop other people's music from automatically starting when you visit their page.

or you could turn your sound down when you're on myspace
I see. Thanks!

I can't turn my volume down cos more often than not, I'm playing my itunes when online.
__________________
Zoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #204
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,805
Local Time: 08:35 PM
I added many of you, but quite a few of you don't accept friend requests from bands.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:40 PM   #205
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 08:35 PM
whats yer space?
__________________
Sicy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #206
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 08:35 PM
Oh nm.
__________________
Sicy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:46 PM   #207
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,805
Local Time: 08:35 PM
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #208
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
lynnok's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Der Sunshine State
Posts: 3,896
Local Time: 11:35 PM
I don't know if anyone would want to but mine is

http://www.myspace.com/colleendds
__________________
lynnok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:56 PM   #209
Blue Crack Supplier
 
waynetravis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hull, UK
Posts: 36,231
Local Time: 05:35 AM
added you LemonJuice
__________________
waynetravis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 01:57 PM   #210
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 10:35 PM
Here's another music playlist site:

http://projectplaylist.com/

The coolest thing about this is that it searches for already hosted versions of the song that you want AND it can hold up to 75 songs.
__________________

__________________
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
myspace, social networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com