Myspace & Facebook

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Communication is in the process of changing itself. It will always do this and always has throughout due mostly to technology and the way we see ourselves but at this point in time there a revolution occuring. The beginnings of this new change in communication took place through the Internet. It started out simply as email and instant messaging. This has been around for over ten years. Though an advanced form is in the works. It is people communicating by means of Web 2.0. Web 2.0, is the name for the massive forms of new communication of Myspace, Facebook, and other Social Networking Sites. People go on these sites, not just teens anymore, and interact with fellow networkers. It might have been cute and nice in the beginning but now some are getting addicted and living in these worlds that are technically extensions and some are even fantasy such a Secondlife.com Now I could write for months about these topics and sites but I would like to narrow it down to two websites on one topic. This is an informal paper in the sense that its methodology wouldn’t bode well with those of the social sciences. Also, I took surveys and they weren’t all random so from a statistical standpoint it is not a true sample. At the same time, I feel those I have chosen are from a wide range of “Myspace and Facebook backgrounds” though in this paper I generally found that Myspace has been eliminated among my social peers and is almost obselete. Though it still has credence. Alot can be explained why Myspace has failed among my peers when compared to Facebook. I and most of my peers fit the hegemonic group she explains(Boyd 2007).

I asked seven questions to my subjects and there were also follow up questions when those who were interviewed gave answers that provoked me to probe deeper in this search. I tried to interview thirty subjects but only about twenty were willing…...

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