MySpace and Facebook – The Shifting in Social Media
Like all fads that were once hot, is quickly becoming supplanted by a comer, . It was just a few short years ago, that everyone who was online had a MySpace page, now it’s Facebook’s turn.
When Fox bought MySpace for $320 million everyone thought it was the deal of the century, but times have changed.
When MySpace was cool, it was where everyone went to view pages of people who were on the cutting edge of technology. It had special features that made it fun. You could set up your page to play a favorite song when people came to it or you could put a skin on your page to change its appearance. For a while it was the hottest thing around.
MySpace began losing its most of its members in 2008 and the decline continues today. Many MySpace users are abandoning their pages and opening Facebook accounts. Some have maintained their MySpace page but primarily use Facebook.
MySpace’s fall from grace was not surprising considering how quickly technology changes. If you don’t adapt and keep current, users will find another online tool. Many people said they dropped MySpace because it was slow to implement user requests. It only recently implemented an updates system used by Facebook for well over a year.
Some also felt that MySpace was not inclusive, that it wasn’t a place where your grandmother would want to visit or create her own page.
Facebook is seen differently and that’s part of its overwhelming appeal. With Facebook, many entire families have gotten involved and created their own pages. So, with more users, Facebook has become the more popular social networking site.
In time Facebook will probably face the same fate as MySpace. Technology changes rapidly and people have short attention spans. New products are coming out all the time that are diluting people’s focus and making them want to trade in what they have for something new.…