It preys upon petty vanities. It passes itself off as real human interaction, which, along with corporate capitalism’s #1 form of bread-and-circuses, commercial TV, it helps crowd out in favor of time spent on “marketing platforms.” It is owned by the News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s infamous media mega-conglomerate. Its ulterior purpose?
Take a look… The print version of this ad (see the latest edition of Advertising Age) ends by calling myspace.com “the world’s largest targeting platform.” That, and not any desire to improve human life, is precisely its raison d’etre. No more, no less.
There you have it. Corporate espionage as “self expression.” “My” space indeed!
If you fall for this trick, you are feeding the devil, selling your soul for a plastic nickel. Don’t do it.
P.S. It also shows you how “new” the new media are. The hipster creeps who invent and run these things are, if anything, WORSE than the quiz show hucksters who preceded them.