I’ve always dissed the likes of MySpace and Bebo and all the rest and I have a post in draft about how I see uses and drawbacks with these sites but it was about time I tried them all out and saw what they are like from a user’s perspective.
If you want to add me to Bebo, follow this link. This is my profile. I thought with Bebo it was popular because you could register your old school and add classmates? Hmmm. Are Bebo locking out videos from YouTube? I only stuck a video on it after uploading using some app that made FireFox stall.
On Vox I am DamienM.Vox.com. I’m not sure how the hell this works and how I add people. Pity I can’t have blog posts here go over there too. I do like the privacy features though. Elana, where are you on this?
My Facebook profile. I’ve added myself to the Ireland network and the UCC network but there doesn’t seem to be much activity. Wow, this seems very much like a dating system. More open about it than the rest I suppose. I’ve noticed a few people I know. Small world.
My mySpace profile. Feels cold and quite boring. I’m at a loss to know what the fuss is/was. Edit: Just found their search thing is like a singles bar thing too.
So far impressions from all are that they are spam machines. They are very pushy about importing MSN and GMail contact lists so they can spam your friends with invites.
Oh I must try Orkut now, since it brought me so much traffic 🙂 SecondLife is sure to follow.