Why MySpace Scares The Crap Out of Me


Why? Because I just don't get it. I wish I did, but I don't. Those crazy kids today, and all that. I mean, I get the components of it all - community, pictures, messages, music, social networking, yada-yada, but I don't *get* why MySpace in particular is popular. I don't grok it down deep. Or Facebook for that matter (not that I've ever seen Facebook - what a competitive advantage, hey? If you're out of school you can't even see what the hell the site does!). Why did these sites get such traction when others didn't?

And now MySpace is going mobile with Helio. (And did you notice the default link on Opera mini as well?) Makes me shiver really, because unlike some new tech or trend, I may never be able to truly get what's going on just because I'm a grey-haired father of a toddler who lives in suburbia, drives an SUV and would rather watch a movie on Saturday night rather than hit the clubs. And it's not just that - I'm a geek - I *never* understood my peers when I was that age anyways.

New mobile services are centered squarely at the MySpace culture and demographic... if I don't grok them, I may not grok the future of mobility.

That's going to keep me up at night, I swear.


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