Let’s face it Facebook has won. It’s been over for a while, but last week MySpace announced that it was going to integrateFacebook Connect to enhance the ailing social network. This is the final nail in the coffin for MySpace, but just another triumphant step in Facebook’s inevitable world domination.
While I’ll be the first to admit that I’m smitten with Facebook, I have this lingering feeling that I want to give MySpace some love. I mean, let’s be honest here – MySpace is the bimbo fling of social networks, and Facebook is your wife. You’re sticking with Facebook, but man – sometimes you just want to lay a sloppy one on that first fling. After all, they were good to you, they taught you the ropes. They showed you the good the bad and certainly the ugly of social networks. They brought out a side of you that you never knew you had, and for that you’re grateful. Then Facebook came along all sexy, exclusive and Ivy League educated. The full package. The one you take home to mom. It dazzled you with it’s “poke” and inability to allow a pseudonym. What the hell? They were actually a social network that made you better. Or at least you behaved better because this is where everyone knew who you really were. No more “CoolDude25″…This network enhanced your relationships instead of offering a titillating platform for rock bands and bimbos to blow up. If you have no idea what I’m talking about see Tila Tequila.
Anyway – nothing to deep or introspective here, I guess the lesson to Facebook is to play nice in the sandbox – it could all go away tomorrow and I just thought the analogy was funny. Really I still can’t believe that MySpace went from the behemoth it used to be, to being a washed up, sexually charged grave yard for stalkers and pedophiles (too soon?).
Over and out.