Well it was a time before, long ago and Myspace was the leading social network. It was a nice simple place where you kinda had a picture of your face, maybe a few more pictures, a bit about yourself, your friends and kinda that was it.
Then they started making pages that people could use for their bands, I think mostly prompted by the whole pop-culture around it. Was that a good idea? Fuck yeah! I think it almost single handedly wiped out the need for bands to have their own websites – and as soon as people realised you could piss about with the layouts and HTML, well you had a swish looking page for the world – good stuff! Myspace was great, you could find people chat, start groups that actually meant something, in fact I spent many a day and night just hanging out on Myspace. I made friends that I am still friends with today despite never meeting them.
But something happened right…one day we all opened up our Myspace and it looked different. None of the buttons were in the same place and nothing was how it used to be….in fact, it was awful! And then you had to wade through the pages and pages of mails and adverts for bands before you could see what your friends wrote to you…..then Myspace started adding more and more frills and trinkets until it took you an hour just to open up the page….it started to fizzle….
Oh yes – GOOGLE + (or G+ or GOOGLE PLUS) has answered the call and come up with a Facebook-like social network. I’ve been on it a day now, and I’m a little bit in love already. It’s clean, simple, not a whole bunch of mucking about add-on crap, but just the stuff you need.
If you too are getting sick of Facebook – go check it out. You’ll need a Gmail (or Google) email account and an invite and after that…you’re good to go! I recommend it, it’s nice, it’s clean, it’s the new wave – fuck you Facebook!