Every time the topic of myspace comes up I have defended it saying how the good outweighs the bad. However, now I have changed my mind. The site is getting worse and worse. I get more spam mail than ever with porn sites and friend requests for viewing ones nude pictures and I’m tired of filtering through it all. However, that is not what did it for me. I can handle porn since at least that is a fairly legitimate industry immoral as it may be. What I can not accept is the continuous advertizements I see for a site called illicit encounters. This just makes me sick. It is a site for married couples and I guess singles who like affairs, who want casual sex and affairs with no strings attached. I’m not married but I don’t know what bothers me more, the fact that this site exists or the fact that there is a high enough demand for it to exist. How dare myspace have an advertizment supporting something like this. The only thing that makes me look the other way is not having an alternative. However, my friends convinced me to join Facebook and I don’t see any reason to be on myspace much anymore now. One thing that I do understand now is why some parents keep their children away from myspace. In college they will be able to make a facebook which is much better and achieves the same thing. It really is not until one is in college that it is necessary to maintain contacts and keep in touch with people over the web anyways. Well I am done with my rant.
feel free to defend myspace as I have done in the past. Perhaps you can convince me to once again approve of the site but with the alternative I now have it seems unlikely.