I used to love MySpace; I was on there all the time, checking in to see what my real and virtual friends were up to. That’s where I had my first web presence and my first blog. MySpace was so cool—I could connect with people I’d have never met otherwise, and through MySpace I made at least two new friendships that I truly value.
As the more user-friendly Facebook caught on, everyone seemed to desert MySpace. I haven’t been on MySpace in a while, but I suspect it’s as vacant as some of the strip malls I see around town here in Las Vegas.
I love Facebook! I feel it definitely strengthens established friendships, since it’s so easy to keep in touch, and it helps cultivate new friendships, too. It also makes it easy for me to keep up with my family. Some of my Facebook friends are folks I know only through the blogosphere, but I feel like I know them in real life. In time, Facebook may experience the same demise as MySpace, though I think it will remain intact for quite some time.
As far as Twitter goes, do I need to say again that Twitter can kiss my ass? God knows I’ve made some bad calls in life, but from day one I thought Twitter was an overhyped piece of 140-character shit and I still think I'm right about that one. I’m surprised it’s hung in there this long.
On to blogging… I love writing posts and I LOVE reading about other people’s lives, but I do wonder about the future of the blogosphere. Everybody is so busy these days and there are so many blogs competing for readers’ attention, I wonder if people will start to get burned out. I know I’m way behind on my blog reading and sometimes I actually get stressed about it, like I hope [insert name here] isn’t pissed because I haven’t visited lately.
So I have some questions for you:
1. Do you think that readers will burn out and today’s blogosphere will someday look like the deserted MySpace strip mall? Does blogging ever stress you out?
2. How about corporate blogging? Do you ever read corporate blogs, or are you like me and care only about real people, not corporate propaganda?
3. What about Facebook? Is it here to stay? (If they ever stop f*ing with the interface, right?)
I know that Twitter can kiss most of your asses, so I’m not even going to ask.
P.S. I’m going to keep blogging no matter what. I really value the friendships I've made through blogging. But more than that, my mother would kill me if I gave it up and she still scares the crap out of me.