Friday, March 30, 2007

The Myspace.com plunge

Yesterday I found myself with some free time. So rather than do something useful, make some money, clean something, learn something useful, or contribute to society, I decided to join Myspace.com. Feel free to visit me there, but honestly I will continue to use this blog as my primary platform for my thoughts. I was actually surprised that I did not find Myspace to be very intuitive in it's set up. It took me a good while to figure out how to change my background and stuff like that. There needs to be a Myspace directed intro to their system, something similar to what Blogger.com makes available to their users to reduce the learning curve. Rather than finding the set up info I needed on Myspace, I had to crawl around the web for the info I was looking for. Once I found it, it wasn't hard, but that's not the point. The point is that their system could be far more new user friendly. Obviously that hasn't discouraged the other bazillion (yes, that is the exact number of registered Myspace users, I counted them all twice) people who use that system.

I also really don't like all the advertisements. And after being logged on for something like 20 minutes as a new user, I had seven different internet skanks wanting to chat/hookup/recruit me to their webcam site. No thanks. The only crabs I have an interest in are on plates at Red Lobster.

I dug around a bit, and found some other Red Lobster employees on Myspace and invited them as friends. I suspect there are a lot more out there, but I'm new to this system, and therefore I struggled with the best way to find other Red Lobster victims...err...employees. If I found one, I'd mine their friends lists to see if anyone else in their friends listed Red Lobster. I found a few friends that way. When I have some free time I'll see if I can find some more people to add as friends. In my searching, I discovered there are some freaks on Myspace. People who would give my customers a run for their money. Now that I think about it, maybe some of them are my customers.

2 comments:

Lizabeth said...

that's really part of the fun of myspace. fuguring out how to use it and really personalizing it. at first i was offput as well, but now i change my page every 6 months or so. it's fun.

Cricket said...

Hey, Lob, I think you want the I Work at Darden group.