required reading

I'm working on/reworking something I wrote -- gosh, almost a year ago, about MySpace, and the qualms that I have with it. What I put together previously wasn't as well thought-out as I'd like for it to be, but now I have some prompts: witness posts by the abstractdynamics dudes and by hardcore blogger Danah Boyd about the phenomenon. I'll be responding shortly -- in brief, I think both arguments give the site more credit than is due, and ignore some inherent flaws and/or problems in the design and interface that make MySpace (and some other online networking communities) problematic. I'll try to point out those flaws.

After you've read those, and only after you've read them, your reward is this: "He Kicked Him . . ."


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