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Poll #710668 Sale of MySpace and putting up for sale of Facebook

MySpace for 500 million USD

Worth every penny
0(0.0%)
A bum deal for Rupert Murdoch
0(0.0%)
A good propaganda vehicle
0(0.0%)
Not as good as LJ
0(0.0%)
Overrun by a pink-on-black emo frenzy of picture and/or music spammage
2(11.8%)
A good place to hear music from artists you wouldn't even know about otherwise
0(0.0%)
ZOMGWTFLULZ and other assorted degenerated leetspeak
1(5.9%)
I'm going to write in my manifesto now, KTHX.
0(0.0%)
I want to invest in News Corporation (NWS), who bought out Intermix Media (MIX) last fall
0(0.0%)
Serious Business
0(0.0%)

Facebook for 2 billion USD

Worth every penny
0(0.0%)
Throwing good money after bad
1(7.7%)
A good propaganda vehicle
0(0.0%)
Not as good as LJ
0(0.0%)
Overrun by a drunken frenzy of college kids
1(7.7%)
A good place to find out about all the parties you are missing and wouldn't even know about otherwise
0(0.0%)
ZOMGWTFLULZ and other assorted degenerated leetspeak
1(7.7%)
I'm going to write in my manifesto now, KTHX.
0(0.0%)
I want to invest in the buyers
0(0.0%)
Serious Business
1(7.7%)


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Banazir

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
erebrandir
Apr. 15th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm on both. I frankly hate MySpace. It's poorly designed, poorly managed, and doesn't work half the time. The only thing that keeps me coming back is the few friends who are too lame to get on LiveJournal. Facebook is a different kind of bird; I like it and use it frequently, but again, the main draw is the people. Everybody is there, and it is easy to get in touch with people I'd otherwise be too shy to talk to. Whether they're worth the money, I'm not sure. I would think it would take $500M just to fix MySpace, but I haven't seen any evidence of that happening. :-p $2 billion for Facebook does seem pretty steep, especially considering I never look at ads of any kind and can't imagine how someone would make any money out of it (though I'm obviously not a businessman; they have devious ways, they do).
prolog
Apr. 15th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Don't use either. All the damn kids can get off my lawn, too.
banazir
Apr. 15th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
"Crotchety Old Fart" icon sought
Haha, you just reminded me of an icon I need.
Thanks!

;-)

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Banazir
marm
Apr. 16th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't trade you MyEarwax for MySpace. It's the 2006 equivalent of the dot.bombs
banazir
Apr. 16th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
May it be so
Amen, I wish, and other assorted sentiments, but I hear that it's also generating quite a bit of advertising revenue.

Facebook seems much more functional, but I don't see much going on in the way of advertising and such.

I actually know of a few of the 1999-2000 dotcoms that survived (six years later, they represent fewer than 10% of the Internet startups from that period, the rest being "dot bombs"). Time flies like a banana.

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Banazir
orangerful
Apr. 17th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
MySpace is evil.

I can't remember my password to get into my college email though so I can't sign up for facebook. But I have at least one friend who gets random alumni saying "hey baby" on her facebook which turns me off right there.

I enjoy the anonymity of LJ.
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