So I’ve managed to yet again stay up all night (fuck you wind, with your incessant nagging), and have been contemplating this for a while. It’s now 9am and instead of attempting to actually get some sleep, which I desperately need considering I’m starting to feel ill, I’m just gonna try and write some shit instead. So here we go:
I miss Myspace. Seriously. I absolutely loved it, and nothing online has really been the same, which I used to think was great becaue I went along with this whole “its just evolution, we adapt to new technologies”. And now I realise it’s just bullshit. Myspace was MY space, where I could come online, meet new people and have interesting conversations. And then facebook came along and ruined everything.
The great thing about Myspace was that in a way it was anonymous. Sure, you could put you’re name on it if you wanted, but you didnt have to. There was nothing stopping you calling yourself “Dickflaps McGee” and putting your profile picture as a horse getting sucked off by a turtle, but for me, that wasn’t what it was about. Sure, I created a projection for myself, and only uploaded photos in which I thought I looked best. I was a fat bastard back then, it was the done thing. But that was the thing, as someone who had a tough time socialising, myspace was somewhere I could reinvent myself, and find some new awesome people (some of whom I still talk to today).
I liked this, and relate a lot to the etiquette of it all and the shame as I ignore friend requests. A part of what I dislike is that people are naturally different in different settings, Family Reuben is different to Medic Reuben is different to the Reuben I want friends to be, my house mate has 2 accounts, none of which are in his real name, and for separate groups of people he doesn’t want to cross over (he also masqueraded as someone entirely different for 3 months to highlight privacy issues) and he seems to have the right idea.