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Comment: What is this "MySpace" you speak of? (Score 1, Insightful) 282

by Nig Niggington (#17659336) Attached to: MySpace to Offer Spyware for Parents
Could this be why nobody visits my LiveJournal anymore?

The submitter is right -- the margin of error that sites like these have before they alienate kids with the attention span of a greased weasel on crystal meth is razor-thin. It's not like most of them have invested any significant amount of time on their page; the same blinking yellow text on a bright purple background with Celine Dion screeching in the background can be recreated in The Next Great Social Networking Site in approximately three minutes.

Sure, you'll have to rebuild "your network", but most youth would ten times rather do this than conduct all of their (potentially sensitive) discourse on a site where they know that their parents are listening in.

Asynchronous inputs are at the root of our race problems. -- D. Winker and F. Prosser

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