For those who are unaware of it Myspace is a site that lets you set up a personalised page containing photos, music and blog and other bits and bobs and then interact with others by commenting on their spaces and suchlike. It has been known for its popularity amongst the young, but these days the statistics show that it is used by people of all ages.
But is it any good? Well, I have set up a Myspace whathaveyou at www.myspace.com/cartoonchurch as it seemed to be a good thing to do for networking and raising awareness of my cartoon work etc. I have to say, while I can see good points about it I do find it a frustrating site to use. It is cluttered and confusing (it reminds me of MSN in that respect) and certain things quite simply don’t work, in particular blog editing and the ‘search’ and ‘browse’ functions which usually either gave no results or gave me thousands of results for things I didn’t ask for. Error messages are frequent.
For this and for other reasons I’m not advocating that you rush over to Myspace and create a profile for the sake of it. But having said that if anyone else would like to be my Myspace friend then that would be lovely. Although I’ve very little idea as to how to carry out complex procedures such as making a new friend.
See also: Church Marketing Sucks: How Your Church Can Use MySpace if that side of things interests you.
Update: I now have 5 friends! Great! I have no idea whether I am their friends as well or if I have to do something about that. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.