It’s strange isn’t it, you don’t hear a whole lot about MySpace anymore! I thought, hmm…. is it just that I’m getting older? Maybe. But then just like you, I created a Facebook profile and started to connect to family and friends. It wasn’t until I started seeing my younger nieces and nephews on Facebook that it all became clear to me – I now know exactly why MySpace is either dying, or is official dead!
It wasn’t but a few years ago when I’d the younger generations of my family on the computer and talking with, and meeting, friends on MySpace. And let me tell you, they were really into MySpace! They would even talk about what they did, who they saw or met, and who they were chatting with on MySpace when they weren’t even on the computer.
But now, today, I see the exact same family members that were jamming on MySpace, they are now all over Facebook! And from looks of their profiles, they are induldging themselves even moreso on Facebook than they did on MySpace.
So it occurred to me, when I saw these younger generation family members on Facebook, that I think I now know why MySpace is dead! And it’s because this generation, the upper classmen and women in highschool, have abandoned MySpace for Facebook.
Why did they leave MySpace for Facebook? I’m not quite sure. But I can guarantee you this – the next time I see them I will be sure to ask.
My guess is that the answer is actually quite simple – because Facebook is where everyone else is, so they mine as well join them!
People sometimes don’t know “why” they do something. And my family members more than likely didn’t give it a second thought and haven’t even thought it about since they left MySpace.
But someone like me, someone who tries to understand the paradigms of social networks and crowd source mentalities on the web, I’m can’t help but be intrigued by these types of changes.
So the next time you see someone who is a teenager, more then likely they were MySpace fanatics a couple of years ago. But now, you might find that they’ve embraced Facebook.
And when you see this, and if you’re thinking about it, how about asking them why they left MySpace for Facebook – and then post your answers in the comments below!