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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 11 years ago

It's big. The big three social networks (MySpace, Facebook, Bebo) have a combined of 260,000,000 accounts (expect some crossover), and they can be considered one of the fundamentals of Web2.0

So, complaints, praise, and who uses them?




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#2 11 years ago

I used to use MySpace for a short while, but decided to delete my account (due to the amount of crap on there, more than anything else). As for the others, Facebook doesn't look too bad, but there is certainly alot of hype regarding it, but with good reason.

Other sites may do specific features better, or have prettier interfaces, but when it comes right down to it, nothing else offers all of the features Facebook does, and they've done a pretty good job of keeping things under control and usable, and it has the most users next to MySpace.

Now that they've released the Facebook API, it will take a revolutionary new approach for another site to overcome Facebook. Once the dust has settled after the explosion of Facebook Apps, we'll probably be left with people abandoning the MySpace-like stuff and sticking with the good stuff. I don't however use it, but my brother does have an account, so that's what I'm basing my opinion on. I try and avoid these kinds of sites nowadays.

Bebo, pft, I'm not even going to bother commenting.




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#3 11 years ago

I've really liked facebook ever since I got an account a year or two ago. I can't exactly describe why, but, yeah. MySpace, well... I still subscribe to the belief that MySpace is for middleschoolers and emo kids. So, yeah.




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#4 11 years ago

None of them. The idea of using a website to make/maintain friendships seems a little weak compared to actually calling someone or meeting up with them face to face.

My idea of 'facebooking' is slapping someone with a paperback.




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#5 11 years ago

Or a hardback. Depends how much you like them. Personally I don't use any of them either, I don't really see the pont unless you have a good reason (advertising, using it as a free site for an event or something)




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#6 11 years ago

I used to use MySpace but see no reason to continue.




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#7 11 years ago

I rather socialize with my friends via cell phone or face to face rather than using some internet site.




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#8 11 years ago

Wow, not quite the response I was expecting.

I use Facebook, having tried and disliked MySpace and Bebo. Its much more important for me in keeping in touch with my overseas friends - who I simply couldn't call, and for whom email is not as personal or interesting.




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#9 11 years ago
RelanderI rather socialize with my friends via cell phone or face to face rather than using some internet site.

That pretty much sums up what i think.

I've never even heard of Bebo. I thought about creating a MySpace account at one time, but didn't think it was worth it. I've never checked out Facebook so i can't say if i would like it or not.




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#10 11 years ago

I have a facebook account but pretty much don't use it. I see no reason to, I would much rather just hang out with my friends then use something like facebook or myspace to talk to them. However I can see someone who has made a number of overseas or otherwise distant friends having a use for it. Though if i were in that position i would be more inclined to use an IM service.




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