My visits to MySpace over the last couple of years have been pretty infrequent. I usually say I am on MySpace because I was told to be there, as a musician. At the time I joined, maybe five years ago, it was a reasonable thing. But there’s a reason MySpace has become something of the laughing stock of social media. Several reasons, really.
Recently, MySpace relaunched itself as more of an entertainment portal than a social portal with a lot of music. There’s spiffy new graphics and probably some new functionality if you can find it, but the interface is pretty frustrating to me. Plus, their “friend” suggestions were all teenaged or twenty-something pop divas and divos, which is almost as opposite what I am and what I’m interested in as could be.
Fuckin’ hijackers. Excuse my French.
I force-quit my browser with several further expletives, then ran both my Trend Micro and SuperAntiSpyware programs. Nothing really was amiss. But this was the sort of thing that happened way too often on DeviantArt, and I’m understandably paranoid.
You remember me having a DeviantArt account, right? And I killed it over this issue, ads vulnerable to exploits?
My MySpace account isn’t long for this world, and there isn’t a jury in this Internet who’d convict me. I just have to figure out where to move my music to. That’s a good topic for another post. I guarantee you it’ll be a cleaner site, because all the candidates are, as far as I can tell.