Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
I joined myspace earlier this year because I have a friend who distributes his band's music on it.
My law school discourages people from using it or facebook at all, as apparently some employers are using it to determine whether the applicants are serious people. That sounds a tad paranoid, but it does make me careful about what I allow other people to post on my page (i.e. comments).
You can also set it up so that strangers can't look at your profile.
I found this out the hard way, after my little cousins (who don't even have accounts) confronted me about my cursing and drinking
Friendster was all the rage back in the day, that was the first site to really explore that concept and it was mind-blowing at the time...it also had a great feature that myspace doesn't, you could see HOW you were connected to people, so you would do things like look up your best friend from kindergarten and find out that she knows someone who knows your old boss in England. It really drove home the six degrees concept. I can't get into myspace really...I'm getting old I think.