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    MySpace... What's the Main Purpose?

    Hey all,

    My bf and I were having a friendly debate about MySpace and the reasoning behind having an account at MySpace.

    He thinks it's a good place for political networking. His evidence is that Barak Obama has a profile there, as well as some other politicians.

    I think it's more of a dating site (probably un-intentionally), primarily from what I've heard from friends who have accounts and from what I've read from posters on here!

    So I'm interested in your take- what do you think the primary purpose (or non-intended purpose) of MySpace is?

    What do you see going on at MySpace?

    Let's Discuss!


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    I think its used for dating..

    my ex had an account... had loads of single lads (pervs) contacting her even though she said she was in a relationship n had loads of stuff about me n her in her profile txt....

    There are so many chancers out there....

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    I really do see it more as a social networking or business networking site. I include band and politician pages in both categories, by the way.

    You can also specify if you're in a relationship, if you're only there to make friends/network, and that usually keeps the people interested in dating away. I have both those options clicked on my page, and I have never had anyone message me out of the blue suggesting a dating type of scenario.

    For me, it's just a chance to easily put up a one-page "website" about whatever I want. My own page is pretty silly, as is my profile name. I just have a lot of goofy things written on it. My boyfriend has a page, his band does, so do a lot of local Denver bands I like, too. It's a way to keep up to date on when everyone is playing, when they have new CDs out, etc.

    I also like the "bulletins" you can send. It's a good way of getting news out, from local to national issues.

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    I see MySpace as a way that people use to keep connected with each other, but then the original use of it has gone to the wayside and now it seems pervs use it to troll for underage victims, people use it to keep track of ex's, etc. To me, I think MySpace is a good thing that went bad, or else people have given it a bad name.

    I once went and put up a profile on MySpace, just put up a pic, but never finished putting up a profile, and there were guys hitting on me and wanting to be on my friends list, etc. I was put off by that and never went back to it.

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    I had an account once for one day and deleted it. That first day i had a ton of local pervs sending me emails to meet up with them and then they shared their illicit thoughts...

    Yuk. I don't like it at all, for some it almost seems like a popularity contest. My son boasts about how many "friends" he has on his. I guess i can see that for the younger set, but not the older.

    NOw those who truly DO use it for networking politically or other, it can have a lot of advantage. It is all in how you use it but sadly most use it for stupid reasons.

    As someone said, the original intended use has far gone by the wayside it seems....you have to weed thru too much muck and mire for my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout [Register to see the link]
    I really do see it more as a social networking or business networking site. I include band and politician pages in both categories, by the way.

    You can also specify if you're in a relationship, if you're only there to make friends/network, and that usually keeps the people interested in dating away. I have both those options clicked on my page, and I have never had anyone message me out of the blue suggesting a dating type of scenario.
    We actually have a friend who has his band up on the website too.

    My experience (vicariously through others) that even if you say that you are in a relationship, people still 'hit' on you through the site.

    I'm curious to hear what others think. Thanks for your responses!

    Keep 'em coming!

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    I think primarily it's a dating site. I mean the profile questions are so similar to a dating site. Height, sign, children/no children, smoke/drink, religion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hope75 [Register to see the link]
    My experience (vicariously through others) that even if you say that you are in a relationship, people still 'hit' on you through the site.
    I guess I've just lucked out, then. I do have my real age listed, maybe being 38 deters the pervs. Or maybe they just look at my page and think "weirdo!" lol. Because, as I said, it's pretty goofy.

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    Both my fiancee and I are on myspace but we use it for business purposes (recruiting musicians) and sometimes to email our friends if we haven't caught them on msn.

    On the other hand we do get people trying to be friends with us or date us even though they know we're lesbians and getting married. We're sure that the men who contact her don't read her profile.

    If people try to catch our attention and they haven't written anything in their profile we deny them straight away.

    On a few occasions I've contacted the myspace official 'Tom and his team' and informed them that I've come accross a page that looks ok but when you look further they're selling porn. It's been looked into and the account has been blocked and then deleted.

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    I'm pretty sure the main purpose of MySpace is for ex-girlfriends to taunt their former lovers with photographs and accounts of their new lover and how happy they are!

    Seriously though, I set my account up to network with local bands - found new music I loved, got involved in the social circles down here. It's all good.

    But since I split with the ex, changed my status to single and now I get all these webcam <mod edit> trying to add me?!
    Last edited by Hope75; 05-04-2007 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Language

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