MySpace Maintains a few Perks||
“I did it!” I told one of my friends earlier this year. I joined the
ranks of 120,494,430 members of Myspace.com.
I didn’t want to join MySpace in the first place, because I didn’t want
to update my life on this site too. I already became a member of an ER
message board, Strong Medicine and Xanga.com, plus all different types
of Web logs. Why would I want to go and post on MySpace about my life
At the time I created my page back in January, I wondered why I created
it. Maybe it’s because one of my friends kept on harassing me saying,
“When are you going to get a MySpace page; you know it’s similar to the
ER board that you post on.”
Or perhaps during the five week break from school before the spring
semester started, I got bored. No mater the reason, I created the page,
and my friends stopped bugging me about it.
Even after creating the page, I thought I still had questions about my
decision: “What was the big deal with this whole MySpace?”
Sure one can meet people online from anywhere in the world and even find
old friends. At the same time that can be done on other message boards,
like I have done. But those message boards never led me to my best
friend; however, they did lead me on other paths, such as a love
interest and finding a school out of state.
At the time of creating a MySpace page, I never thought that my best
friend from grade school would find me after loosing touch for seven
Looking back at my decision to join MySpace, I see it now as one the
best choices I had made, because my best friend found me and now we are
back in each other lives. We aren’t going to let go now.
What if I didn’t listen to my friends who bugged me until I create the
page? Would my best friend and I be back in the others life? Most likely
not, but I am glad I listen to them.
So maybe MySpace dose have its perks - it can be used to find old
friends, make new friends and even keep up with family members from
across the United States.
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ŠThe Voice 2006
Revised 09/21/2006 9:53:03 AM— http://www.uamont.edu/Organizations/TheVoice/4_7/editorial.htm