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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

YourSpace

Oh, myspace. How you've changed the way we look at relationships. Every day I walk past Starbucks and I see people hunched over their computers, furiously typing doctoral dissertations changing their top 8. Last week I saw a girl sitting in the window, tears streaming down her cheeks, holding a bouquet of flowers in her lap. I saw the entire scene play out in my imagination: this girl had set up a myspace date. As he walked by the 'Bucks and saw her in the window, he realized the picture of her on myspace in her naughty nurse costume from Halloween didn't actually depict an accurate portrayal. And he simply walked away.

This seems as though it would occur fairly often. Considering the amount of drama myspace can cause (comment wars, top 8 picks, etc.), I'm surprised that people still use it at all. Then again, some people just love drama. And while the Space is too high maintenance for me most of the time, it can be a fun way to keep in touch with people. So I'm often torn between condemnation and praise.

But the thing that amazes me the most is the sheer number of people still attempting to meet up with little girls and boys. Just last night there was yet another news piece on a local Boston man arrested for soliciting 13 year old girls via, of course, myspace. And once again, the tech-savvy Boston police had a bunch of undercover cops posing as young girls and caught this man when he went to meet up with "Amber" at a 7 Eleven. Good job, BosPoPo- but what about the thousands of other perverts that haven't gotten caught yet?

Tom from myspace: please look out for our children. You're all we've got.

6 Comments:

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

days i love myspace: when i receive a correspondence from someone deep into the bowels of my past

days i hate myspace: when some of my 30yr + friends post chain mail bulletins and demand people "check out there* new pics and comment." don't even get me started on the time my mom sent me a friend request.

*that was intentional

<3 kir

10:07 AM

 
Blogger Autumn rocks hardcore!

I refuse to use it. Refuse. It's a leech on the foot of society that will only bring disease. Uggg.

11:07 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

K- I think I'm going to set mine to private... there's no need for the darling children to be able to see my profile!

Autumn- I wouldn't bother except I get invites to parties and such through it.

2:01 PM

 
Anonymous micah rocks hardcore!

you get invites to parties?! Is it one of them 'myspace parties' where all the girls dress like ho-bags? They seem to run rampant on that site.
That site has put me in touch with people I never thought I'd see again, other than that....meh :/

3:24 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Micah- I didn't know they had ho bag parties. Why am I not getting invites to those???

9:37 AM

 
Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

I found out the other day that Jon Lovitz has a myspace.

That made me think that perhaps myspace is played out.

1:36 PM

 

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