Finally deleted all the posted comments and friend contacts I had built up over the past year and a half on my MySpace page. The feeling was great! I no longer have to accept, respond or comment to people inside that heap of **** anymore.
After hearing about MySpace from a musician friend of mine I went about signing up to see what all the fuss was about, at first I thought it would be a nice to keep in contact with all the muso’s (Musicians).
When at gig’s I’d get the “Whats your MySpace page?” and if you didn’t have one you would get that kind of “Whaaaaat! ..look .. it’s simple just go to so and so and put in your name and email and so on etc. etc..”
After a few weeks of setting up my account and adding friends and the like, I guess curiosity got the better of me and I had to have a look under the hood to see how this monster is coded and try to ultimately customise (laugh!) it.
From the tasteful div overlay method of Hyaline Skies to the “Try not Make My Page Look Like a Tripod Hosted Website Please” I have tried them all by changing bits of CSS here and there and trying to be a little clever about it…. This became hard work so I gave up trying to re-invent the wheel and pulled out, clearly out of frustration with the whole thing. The only MySpace page to get it somehow right in my opinion is by this guy Mike Davidson using clean html/css to what is allowed by MySpace guides and rules.
I don’t want to come down on many of my friends that use MySpace (100 million can’t be wrong) as a tool to try and promote their music as it is just that a “Tool” but the whole model is a cheap tacky mess and that’s just an opinion but its’s “my opinion”.
To finish, do you think Rupert Murdoch’s empire could spare a little change of the $30 million per month they earn on Google Adsense alone (and thats old news) to do a little house cleaning on that MySpace monster? I don’t think so….. Here’s to all their 100 million + users who feed them with content, music and videos.
“IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT ” Any attempt to improve on a system that already works is pointless and may even prove detrimental.