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10 January 2007 @ 05:55 pm
Because it's fun being a hypocritical liar  
I just received an email with the following opening sentence:

Hi Jacob -- Thanks for joining MySpace!

I must say that, now I have spent a little more time exploring myspace, I hate it even more than I did before.

What's wrong with myspace:

The layout of the site and most user's pages are horribly, horribly designed.
The colours and other design schemes of most user's pages are retina-destroyingly ugly.
The pages are full of Flash content that forces me to listen to your crap music, watch your crap slideshow and every so often completely crashes my browser.
The search functionality, vital for a social networking site, is b0rked.
The site forces you to sign up to see much of a user's content, making it dreadfully inaccessable.

ETA: Oh, and look at that, my browser just crashed.
EATA: It looks like most of the issues with the searching were because I wasn't yet a member, but I wasn't told this. Instead whenever I tried to do an advanced search I just kept getting thrown back to the myspace homepage. Terrible functionality and accessability.
 
 
Current Music: Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
 
 
 
ephant on January 10th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
I, too, did not get a full appreciation as to just *how* horrible myspace is until I signed up. I consider myself to be a pretty cluey kind of person when it comes to computers, and yet when it comes to Myspace I can't seem to work out how to do anything I want to do. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL.
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Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2007 09:35 am (UTC)
My best friend's computer shuts itself off at random intervals.
Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
It's easy if all you want to do is get the hell away from MySpace.
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Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Reading comprehension: it's not just for students.

:P
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Jacobyak_boy on January 10th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
Have a look at the title of this entry.
Robet Éivaayvah on January 11th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
I have a close friend who uses MySpace, and as much as I want to read keep up on all the news, it's... posted... on... MySpace. It doesn't matter if I like the music they put up on their MySpace -- if I wanted to listen to it, I'd choose to, instead of wasting several MBs of download only to listen to twenty seconds of it fighting violently with Windows Media Player for the speakers.

It's the work of the devil, I swear.
Jacobyak_boy on January 11th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
Do myspace blogs generate RSS feeds? (He asks expecting the answer "no").
Robet Éivaayvah on January 11th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, apparently so... Though I don't think I have the power to bring one to LJ.
Cassandra: Brian's conspiracycassie_lee on January 11th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
amen.