MySpace on the Decline while Facebook Continues to Grow

Here’s a link to a little article about it.  Haha!!! I’m not surprised since I hadn’t heard or even thought about MySpace in months (maybe even years).  The same will be happening to Facebook, too, soon enough.  I had some relatives and friends who signed up for Facebook who say that it’s too much trouble to deal with Facebook.  Here’s are the complaints I’ve heard:

1.  I receive nothing but “Friend spam” — they end up feeling that Facebook is a scam because of this

2.  I don’t have enough time to have an online life so my page is empty and I don’t use the services

3.  My friends and family don’t use Facebook or they refuse to use Facebook, so there’s no point.

4.  I can’t keep away from my parents or adults who try to Friend me.

5.  “Jailbait” keeps trying to friend me.

I guess, when I look at the numbers, I take the huge numbers with a grain of salt.  I think the more interesting numbers would be to see a breakdown of activity — how many users get on more than once a day, once a day, once a week, once a month, or have basically idle accounts.  Yeah, Facebook may boast 276-million accounts, but how many of those accounts are active?

As for me, I’m a LinkedIn person.  The things I like about LinkedIn are:   I don’t have to worry about “children” friending me and the service has established a professional tone.   Because it’s professional tone I don’t have to worry about being exposed to explicit images, explicit language, explicit gossip, and defamation.  I can keep track of the people I care about on a very comfortable level for me.

Twitter, well, the verdict still out on that for me.  Most of the messages I have received about people wanting to follow me are spammers or Jailbait.  I’ve blocked nearly everyone who’s tried to follow me and I contacted Twitter customer service about the Jailbait.  Sadly enough, that leaves me with two followers ;p.  Haha!!!  But I’m cool with that :).