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Well, I just cancelled my MySpace account. I honestly only set it up so that I could receive updates on a favorite band of mine. I also thought that I might find some people online from high school that I would want to contact. What really happenened was that the band didn't post or do any updates and I ended up being a glorified lurker than using MySpace for any sort of contact. This one dude started talking to me/friended me that I wasn't that interested in, so I figured, what am I doing this for?

I didn't use it to make new acquaintances with awesome people who have similar interests; that's what LJ is for! I was also concerned about internet security on MySpace...it just has a sketchier feel to it than LJ...like it would really be the perfect place for sex offenders and other unsavory types to troll the vast variety of drunken looking, barely clothed, high school coeds that I found on there even from MY old high school. Thats another thing; it seemed like everyone I couldn't STAND in HS had a myspace account.

With all this in mind, I bid sketchy Tom goodbye. And, I think I feel more at ease for it.

Am I wrong in my feelings about MySpace? Have I been unjustly prejudiced by the media? Thoughts?

In other news, I did my teaching project on Monday and it went remarkably well. I was teaching a part of my lesson plan on detective fiction, which I had so cleverly titled "CSI: London". I even presented myself as an Inspector from Scotland Yard, complete with ID (i.e., a passport doctored up with tape and paper). It could have bombed but it went very well. So, yea! The second of these two projects will be done on Thursday and is a thousand times less intimidating than this one. Whoever thought that ten minutes of your life could be so nerve-wracking!! =^)

Date: 2006-04-25 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lastwordslinger.livejournal.com
MySpace appears to be for the perpetually drunk and/or high. I've checked out the site before, and it looked like just another popularity contest. If you dress like a slut and come on to guys in trucker hats, you'll be popular there. Otherwise, no one really cares what you have to say. LJ just comes off as a more intellectual and personable place, even though it's not all that great either sometimes. At any rate, I think you made the right decision. I personally have never had a myspace account and never will, because my bro did a search for me, and there was only one guy from my high school on there. And I hated him. :p So that just proves my point even further, lol!

And I'm glad your presentation went well! :D

Date: 2006-04-26 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
Agreed to the popularity contest. It really did feel like all the negative aspects of high school all over again.

I also think that LJ is more personable and intellectual, although we have our share of asshats and lurkers as well. I see a lot of LJ Drama icons, but I haven't yet been a party to tons of drama.

Date: 2006-04-25 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arctic-silence.livejournal.com
MySpace = Satan. The not cool kind of Satan.

Date: 2006-04-26 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixastraea.livejournal.com
Your icon is the best. You win at life.

=^)

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