From some random Flickr browsing, I came across an amusing description of MySpace profiles. The site I guess is a parody of “The Drudge Report” a conduit by which the right-wing field tests their latest talking points.
The article felt eerily familiar, like something I read once on a Right-Wing humor site, Buttafly (Part II in a series with this and this).
This blatant copy of another joke, with the only substantive difference being the replacement of “Friendster” with “MySpace” reminds me of something I once read about SixDegrees.com right before the crash. (Companies like SixDegrees, Junglee, and PlanetAll were social networking sites before social networking was cool.) Since it has been six years, I’ll paraphrase: “[Social networking sites] are like a high school party: it’s fun until everyone shows up and all the cool kids leave.”
When you are in the social networking space, those are words to live (and die) by.