KOAR posted several editorials on the ‘novelty’ of myspace. Check out the new article in the Washington Post, ‘In Teens’ Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year’.
Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it. Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it. But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates at Falls Church High School say they’re over MySpace.
“I think it’s definitely going down — a lot of my friends have deleted their MySpaces and are more into Facebook now,” said Birnbaum
E.J. Kim chimes in that in the past three months, she’s gone from slaving over her MySpace profile up to four hours a day — decorating it, posting notes and pictures to her friends’ pages — to deleting the whole thing.
“I’ve grown out of it,” Kim said. “I thought it was kind of pointless.”
The high school English class cites several reasons for backing off of MySpace: Creepy people proposition them. Teachers and parents monitor them. New, more alluring free services comes along, so they collectively jump ship.
Myspace is just the recent online fad. Before Myspace, the place to be was Xanga, and before that, Friendster, MiGente and Black Planet.
Evan Hansen, a sophomore at Falls Church High School, said he didn’t buy into the MySpace hype and is waiting for the craze to die.
“Over time, people are going to get sick of talking to people on the computer,” he said. “I just think people will want to spend more time with each other — without the wall of technology.”