November 24, 2008

Myspace Vs. Facebook

I have a Myspace account and a Facebook account.

I use my Myspace account religiously, all day, every day (I even have it open as I write this blog).

I rarely use my Facebook account. I might check it once every six months, just out of curiousity.

Why am I such a big fan of Myspace and not of Facebook?

While both are incredible social networking tools, they are quite different from each other. Myspace has developed a culture that allows you to effortlessly connect with everyone within the community, never making it awkward to friend anyone who happens to catch your attention. Facebook on the other hand has developed a culture in which you only connect with people that you already know. Can you say....boring?

For alot of people this seems to be great, this is exactly what they are looking for, it is why Facebook is popular.

But the reason I believe that Myspace is still king of the hill is because not only can you connect with people that you 'really know' and make your page as private as you desire, you also have the option of meeting limitless new people and of cultivating new online relationships. As a Latino Hip-Hop artist I find this extremely important because it allows me to connect with people from around the world, creatively, as friends or as fans of what I do.

Another huge plus is that Myspace actually provides you a website with it's own unique url, accessible by anyone whether or not they are on Myspace. Facebook on the other hand keeps it's community closed, and the band pages they do offer are lame and the url's are terrible.

For example:

My Myspace url;

My Facebook url;

Which do you like better?

Wishing you continued success!

Cristopolis Dieguez

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