A little edit is in order here as My Opera will be shutting down in March of 2014… bummer! So this now irrelevant post seems sortof silly but echhhh! I leave it here with this lovely note anyhow.
I’m very happy to have dumped myspace and facebook this week. Both are hobbled by super slow interfaces with myspace being especially bad. I’d only been on the facebook a couple of weeks and was appalled that the limits on customization were even stricter than that of myspace. I’d logged into myspace the next day and found that I was “following” certain celebrities, such as Tim Allen and Tavis Smiley. I know who Tavis is, it’s been some years since I last watched his show and I never considered him worth “following”. I don’t have a CLUE who Tim Allen is. But yet, there they were on what was supposed to be MY space. So, anyone reading on that page would just assume that I was interested in these ten or so people. I can assure you; I was not.
Here’s the other problem I have with myspace and facebook; in order to view them, you have to be “in the club”, a member of the walled garden. To view this page you’re currently reading, you don’t have to join ANYTHING! For a take on this stuff from someone who knows something more about than I from a perspective that’s not as subjective as mine, please see:
Something myspace thwarted as much as possible; my posting of non-myspace hyperlinks! Whacked all of them when they upgraded me to 3.0. Hell, they whacked my theme on my page again so I had to go through the work of doing all over. And that one had been done all over from when they whacked my site upgrading from version 1.0!
Here, I have much wider latitude over my theme and content. Did I mention? It was really great to be here!