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I've had a relatively active profile on myspace ever since my friend Ryan created a page for his band and invited me to "be its friend." I was swept up by social networking- a site that almost everyone used. I had been on friendster before, and I think I even got an orkut invitation, but neither of them were very busy or even useful. They, just like myspace after them, provided useless statistics, like telling you that someone is "connected" to your "personal network." Unfortunately on myspace, everyone that opens an account is automatically connected to Tom, the site's founder. So as a result, everyone is in everyone else's personal network. Useless.

I happily used myspace for a long time, sending and receiving comments, taking in the ease of communication, and the carefully-taken pictures of plain women, made to look exotic or artful, and not just plain. I got in touch with people from high school and college. I talked to people with whom I hadn't talked in years. It was a nice escape, because in the case of most of the more serious users, it wasn't reality, and that's fine. The internet is what you make it.

Unfortunately, the world made myspace stupid. Myspace was ripe for stupidification though. As a friend put it, it appears that myspace was written, and was then rewritten over and over to either add features or fix problems, instead of trying to learn from the mistakes of predecessors. I'm not sure about the English in that sentence, but I think you get the idea.

Enter Virb.com, a complete rebuild of the whole idea of social networking. It's a well thought-out, fully pleasant website. There are numerous reviews on the web that talk much more fully about it, so I won't try to reinvent the wheel. Use the googles to find them.

The bottom line is: get off myspace and get on virb.

The next bottom line is: if you were scared away from social networking sites like myspace because of the morons that frequent them and ruin everything for everybody, virb is your chance to get in on the scene without having a pantload of bad html, teenybopper myspace "pimpers," and ridiculous slutty pictures of camwhores and bots dropped on your business.

Come to Virb and say hello.

4:58 PM, Mar 14, 2007

4 comments

Myspace brooked no delay in saying:

Virb is for tossers.

9:42 PM, Mar 21, 2007

bahua replied:

You love Virb.

5:29 PM, Mar 22, 2007

becca was sure you'd want to know:

humbug!

5:48 PM, Mar 23, 2007

Internet blurted:

~*~UpDAte uR sITe LOL~*~

12:29 PM, Mar 25, 2007

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