Why Facebook is better than MySpace

1. Facebook is less emo than Myspace.

Facebook isn’t designed around the profile like Myspace is. You can’t put crappy songs on your page so that they start blaring as soon as it loads, you can’t put videos of AFI (emo band) regretting their own existence almost as much as I regret their existence, you can’t do anything except maybe put “twilight” as your favorite book. And if you do try to emo-out on Facebook, your friends will rag on you for it on your wall. Which, by the way, gets really annoying.

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2. Facebook has no “Top Friends” list, which Myspace has.

I’ve got enough drama in my life without ranking my friends in order of their importance and watching the fallout when they argue over placement. The alternatives are even worse-suppose I take a lot of time to rank my friends and none of them care? How am I supposed to feel about that? Facebook doesn’t try to make me judge people the way Myspace does; I’m free to do that privately.

3. You can support groups

You can support different groups by joining them. Some of them, like the ones that support cancer, donate $1 for every person that joins them. Others, like ones that want Heath Ledger to get an Oscar for his performance in Batman (the Joker) where for example, 1 million people join and the Oscar people will consider it.

4. Layout

The MySpace layout is really cluttered, whereas Facebook’s is really uncluttered. On the other hand, the new layout is horrible. On MySpace, at first, it seems like a lot is going on so it’s exciting. Once you hit a server error for the umpteenth time, then it’s quits for MySpace.

5. There is a LOT more privacy on Facebook than on MySpace (there are no less than 7 privacy sections found on Facebook, where each has dozens of settings which control things ranging from your profile, to search results that include you.)

6. You can block applications that annoy you.

If someone throws a sheep at me, that means absolutely nothing to me, so I don’t do anything about it. If someone sends me an invite to an application that doesn’t interest me, I block the application. If a particular person is a repeat offender and sends me invites to applications constantly, I choose to block all invitations from that person. Not because I think that person is a waste of my time; they just use Facebook differently than I do. A lot differently

7. Pictures!

I love being to look at the pictures that my Best Friends have posted of them (and us), and like, people I know in the UK because then you can comment on the totally random ones and find out what they’ve been up to etc.. It also keeps us up to date with each other. Also, when I post pictures to help people keep up with me, I can choose who sees what albums.

8. Finding your friends

on facebook, I can find my friends by searching for their names, while on Myspace almost no one uses a remotely recognizable name.

9. Facebook lets you login whenever you want to login.

Myspace will give you this joyous greeting around 30% of the time, “An unexpected error has occurred. The error has been forwarded to the MySpace technical team” – well, the Myspace technical team must be the only people who don’t expect this error because I sure as hell do; every single time I attempt to login. I like the vagueness of the message too, but that’s about it.

10. Non obnoxious advertising:

I’ve never seen an advertisement banner stretched across the top of my profile blinking at 300 miles per hour on Facebook, but on the rare times I manage to log into MySpace, it’s always there.

11. Facebook is on Phones and iPods

You can post stuff on your profile and view other people’s profiles – by phones or iPods. There is a new version of Facebook for these, try pulling MySpace (or most websites) up on them…not pretty.

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