Tuesday, March 13, 2007

MySpace. MyAddiction.

I said that I wouldn’t become addicted. I said that I would only check it every now and then. Boy, how wrong I was!
My name is Anthony and I’m a MySpace addict.

**This is your cue to say “Hello Anthony.**

Bored one day at work I finally succumbed to the MySpace craze and what seemed a harmless activity has become one of my biggest time wasters. MySpace isn’t all that great when you think about it – all you really do is add friends and comment. But since I created my own profile, added friends, musicians and celebrities onto my page, the attraction to add more friends and check out people’s photos has become the activity du jour.

It’s basically the six degrees of separation in an online environment. My friend is friends with someone else who added someone else they barely know who just happens to know someone else who has Jesus Christ as their top friend.

Now I spend hours looking at the friends of friends and their friends and discovering who lives in not only my hometown, but also in Sydney, the Gold Coast, Los Angeles, London and as far as Puerto Rico.

So how does something seemingly so simple become so addictive? It stems from humans being an inquisitive creature – wanting to know who you are, where you are, what you do and why you do it. It also probably stems from the fact that people want to be surrounded by more people who will elevate their own personal status.

I’m actually working my way to befriending Donald Trump, although I can apparently befriend Rasputin and Hitler who are apparently not dead according to their popular MySpace pages.

The question is – when will it stop? And my guess is, that it won’t. I read somewhere that 1 in 4 Americans have a MySpace page. Scary when you think about it, but now it’s become a standard question amongst Gen-X and Gen-Y. But it’s clearly the way of the future, just how email and mobile phones have become a given.

I’m off to befriend Sharon Strezlecki now. I won’t be long… I promise...

Logging On: This post was really just an excuse to post an image of a fat naked man.


Not so Single Guy said...

That was a scary pics..I could never get into myspace...it is just too big for me!

Michael said...

I feel your pain... I spend way to much time on MySpace.

R*Y A N said...

four words: i.told.you.so.