Last week, I asked Facebookers “Is MySpace Dead?” The answers were very interesting. There seemed to be as much neutrality as there was bias one way or another.
Scott Matthewman says: It still seems to be as busy as ever from where I’m sitting. But the whole customisation thing is reminiscent of late 90′s Geocities — all those animated backgrounds. My eyes!
Jon Phillips says: Its soul is old world and fb folks tell me that mass migration from myspace to fb is happening.
Rachel Clarke says: Not yet. There is a definite move towards facebook for some but MySpace will remain and have uses because of its more public nature.
Gary Grant says: It may still have some life left for the kids. It never came alive for me though, not addictive like FB.
Justin Heim says: The life line is slowing down, and it is proving to be a slow and painful death… But it is still kicking!
Brian Layman says: Yes. It is packed garbage. + too many people never joined it because it was always just a place for pre-teens. With WordPress making it so easy to create real sites, it doesn’t even have that going for them. Now Facebook offers a mature social network.
Mark Jaquith says: Not yet. But I suspect that the exodus will be as swift as the rise, if not more so.
Jessica Doyle says: I never used myspace at all so therefor it didn’t exist to me. If it was never alive then it can’t be dead.
Laurarose Dunn says: Nope. I use myspace more than facebook simply because I have more friends from over the years on it. ALthough I am finding that facebook is pretty cool too!
Rico Mossegeld says: Never tried it, so it was never alive for me.
Devon Rutherford says: I know lots of 20, 30 and 40-some-year-olds that still use myspace (not just teens). Yes, the interface sucks, but non-technical individuals typically aren’t that discriminating when it comes to selecting a social networking interface. Facebook FTW! :)
Scott Allen says: Nope – that’s still where my kids (age 12-25) are. They don’t even know about FB. MS ate Friendster only indirectly because of the interface – the musicians and artists were too restricted by Friendster, so they migrated, then everyone else followed.
Kimberly Williams says: i don’t think so but i prefer facebook over myspace any day because the things on her are better than myspace and i think you can do more.
James Joyner says: I’ve never really used it. Then again, I’m not their target demo.
Robert Barac says: I bloody well hope so… I think MySpace is the old black.
Sasha Manuel says: What is MySpace? :-P
Travis Seitler says: Not yet. Maybe in two years…
Chris Cree says: Never got into MySpace. Skipped right past it, I guess.
Minic Rivera says: Yes.