After [Jenny] Thompson created a MySpace page two years ago, she found herself sifting through dozens of requests daily from would-be acquaintances seeking to link to her page. By early this year, she’d amassed 4,000 such “friends,” most of them strangers. Many flooded her page with remarks like “omg” — shorthand for “oh my god” — “you’re so beautiful.” By June, Ms. Thompson, who resides in New London, Conn., was sick of the comments and posted a farewell ode before deleting her page:
“good bye myspace.
I’ve always hated you.
I just never had what it took
Ms. Thompson belongs to a fringe of Internet users now renouncing MySpace and other social-networking sites — not in spite of their popularity, but because of it.
Did she not realise that the solution might have been to deny some friend requests instead of just writing a shitty attention-seeking poem? It’s a bit like those people who post dramatic “I’M LEAVING!!!” threads on forums. If you’re leaving, why the jizz are you still posting?