Sunday, March 05, 2006

The grand MySpace experiment begins

I did get the time this weekend, as promised, to set up a MySpace account.  I’ve already reached out to a few people that I know with MySpace accounts and invited them as friends.  The interesting thing to me is how quickly people on MySpace respond to friend requests as compared to LinkedIn and how quickly I’ve built a small network in very little time.

I’ve tried to play with a bunch of features:

  • Updating information in my profile
  • Posting to my blog (I just posted a link to this blog because I’m not going to start a 3rd blog on MySpace)
  • Added some music to My Profile (I like the band Stars Hide Fire — I think I first heard their song on one of those up and coming programs, but have not heard much from them since)

There’s a lot of stuff you can do with a lot of the profile features if you know some basic web coding, which has been interesting to try to see the results.  I’ve visited some profiles that look like crap because they obviously don’t know anything about webcoding and I’ve visited some profiles that look amazing because the owner knows what they are doing.

I still don’t really get it.  There are a lot of features that I use other services for combined in one site and I certainly understand the attraction in that.  My next steps are to interview some people that I know that are really into the whole MySpace thing to see how they use it — I’ll post what I find out.

Feel free to add me as a “Friend”, a link to my Profile is below.


1 comment:

Tino said...

I think one of the reasons that MySpace has become so popular so quickly is that the site allows people to freely post links anywhere on the site. And, of course, when there's a free way to post links to your business, people will flock to it. That's one of the things I did with my MySpace Business Group.

It's also a good time waster website. Everybody likes to see pictures of other people. There's also a popularity contest to see who can have the most "friends."