Here are some reasons I find Facebook to be a better choice than MySpace:
1: Stupid Apps: I don’t want to join the MySpace mafia, nor do I want to be inundated with app comments that serve no communication purpose. (yes, I know, Facebook has apps too, but it’s not as ridiculous as MySpace’s)
2: Bulletins. Holy cow, you teenagers are gullible and will post anything on MySpace.
3: Music on profiles. Its YOUR favorite song, not mine. Really. If I want to listen to music, I have what I enjoy listening to elsewhere.
4: Fake names: Users on facebook use their REAL names. That’s the POINT. If your name is Bob Dole, then I can find you by looking for Bob Dole in my friends list. I don’t have to guess who “YO,YO, MAMA” is – It’s simply your name – what a concept!
5: Flickr integration. If I want my pictures from Flickr (and I imagine Picasa too) to show up on my profile, I can do that. I can upload a photo ONE time, not 5!
6: Blogs: I have a blog, have had it for a couple of years now. Why do I want a second one on MySpace? Oh, that’s right, I DON”T! My REAL blog is at tjscott.wordpress.com. (soon to be a real domain name of my own). I don’t want to mess with a social networking site’s inferior blogging attempt.
Also, about blogs… when I post a new blog, it automatically imports as a note in Facebook for all to see! (can’t do that with MySpace!)
7: Chat: Oh yeah, we all love to chat with our online friends. BUT who wants to download yet ANOTHER IM program? I mean, come on! I already have Windows Live, Yahoo, Aim AND Gmail chat. FACEBOOK has chat built right into the home page. I can see who’s online in the bottom corner of the browser, and chat with them right there. If I don’t want to be bothered, i can be invisible. I LOVE IT!
8: Friend suggestions: Say I have a friend, who I’m sure knows another one of my friends or would like to know them. All I have to do is suggest the friend to the other with a click of the mouse, and I have just e-introduced two people!
9: People you may know feature. Ive found friends through this thing. I don’t know how it works, but it automatically pops up a list of people I might know through one of my other friends. WOW!
10: Facebook does mobile SO much better than MySpace. I get 8 times out of 10 “page not available” or “server error” on mobile MySpace. On Facebook, NEVER. I even have a handy Facebook App written for my phone, not just for the iPhone (yes there are other phones out there other than iPhones!)
So, I’ll see you on Facebook! RIP MySpace!