MySpace is the New AOL

Album Cover: Wincing the Night Away

"It's like I'm perched on the handlebars of a blind man's bike."
The Shins / Spilt Needles

Posted on June 04, 2006 1:38 PM in Computers
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My girlfriend and I went to watch The Break Up yesterday (good movie, by the way), and I noticed that one of the previews beforehand referenced a URI at MySpace. You know, something like www.myspace.com/somenewmovie. I'm not surprised I can't remember the actual URI less than 24 hours later. Why? Because seeing that ad immediately reminded me of the glory days of AOL, and we all know how I feel about AOL.

Remember when every ad you'd hear on the radio or see on TV would end with something like "go to www.somelameproduct.com or AOL keyword 'some lame product' for more information?" Now, just remove AOL from the equation and replace it with myspace. Same old shnax, just a different day. Unfortunately, it's gotten to be so bad that even traditional non-sellouts like Pearl Jam have jumped on the myspace bandwagon. How embarrassing.

Anyway, just like AOL did, MySpace will see its demise. I would post more on the topic, but it actually got quite a bit of coverage yesterday over at Digg.

Comments

Katie on June 06, 2006 at 4:59 PM:

"Unfortunately, it's gotten to be so bad that even traditional non-sellouts like Pearl Jam have jumped on the myspace bandwagon."

*gasp* Wow, that is pretty bad. When in the world did that happen?

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