The Great Facebook and MySpace Resistance

crossbonesSomebody else has just added me as a friend on Facebook. I've been getting a lot of these emails lately as everyone and their mother gets a Facebook account. The thing is, I don't have a Facebook account, and I don't plan to ever get one.

The same is true for MySpace. I don't have a MySpace page. I'm not a fan of MySpace and spend as little time there as possible. Who wants to visit a page where not one but two or three pieces of audio and video start blaring at you immediately? MySpace is the armpit of the World Wide Web.

When people tell me I should get a MySpace page or a Facebook account, I wonder why. I have space on the web. You're on it right now. A Google search for my name takes you right here, so finding me couldn't be easier. This is my space and my face book and I shall resist until my dying breath all pressures to join these other social networking abominations. This I pledge to you, my brothers and sisters.

Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... our freedom!


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Annemarie

I agree, although I've never seen "Braveheart". Been told I should. Aye.

March 13, 2007 @ 10:23 AM

Anonymous

I also hate MySpace but I must say I am a facebook addict. I have reconnected with so many friends from highscholl and elementary school. It is great for catching up and there are no annoying ads harassing you. As well as no one can see your profile unless you let them. But for you Mike I am sure Mikeboon.com is enough.

March 13, 2007 @ 11:19 AM

Darlene

I agree mike, I have been to my space a few times and to tell you the truth I think it is more for the teens you think they are cool or need to be cool, every site i have ever seen their "friends" all look like wanna be porn stars.

March 13, 2007 @ 2:12 PM

Christine

Someone added me too on facebook and I'm not even on facebook!

I thought to myself "maybe I signed up for an account and just forgot." Nope, I just never signed up.

I use myspace to keep up with some friends and bands who are not signed to a major label. Other than that, it's for teens who like to post their "body shots."

March 15, 2007 @ 12:49 PM

Annemarie

I take it back. I resisted Facebook for so long - even replied to people who kept sending me the e-mails to join asking them not to send them to me anymore & I originally JUST wanted to see someone's photos & before I knew it, I was joining! Like "Anonymous" I've reconnected w/ so many people from high school who I never thought I'd see again so it's been nice & a great experience so far. I have spent MANY hours on it already. I think you may be losing me to Facebook Mike; my comments haven't been as frequent lately if you've noticed. I've still resisted MySpace & PROUD of it! Hey, maybe I know you Anonymous?

May 7, 2007 @ 1:40 PM

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