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BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?

GUEST,Hawkeye 15 Jun 07 - 05:56 PM
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Rapparee 15 Jun 07 - 07:20 PM
Bill D 15 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM
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GUEST,Scoville at Dad's 15 Jun 07 - 08:41 PM
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JohnInKansas 16 Jun 07 - 01:33 AM
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Morticia 16 Jun 07 - 05:55 AM
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Peace 16 Jun 07 - 06:10 PM
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Subject: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: GUEST,Hawkeye
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 05:56 PM

A lot of us seem to have more friendships on line these days. Which of the social networks are you with Bebo or Myspace ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 06:01 PM

Uhhhh, neither. The chat room? And I've met in real life all but a few of my chat friends.

I don't blog or own a mobile/cell phone either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 06:35 PM

I think I have a Bebo ... but rather by misadventure than design. My god-daughter dragged me in somehow but, once signed up, I don't think I've been back. And I've learned from the experience!

They were talking on the BBC a couple of days ago about something else - "face" something? Made it sound like something more for grown-ups but I forgot to right down the specifics.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 07:20 PM

Why bother? I see no reason at all to be involved with either one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 07:58 PM

BeBo???? Never heard of it. At least "MySpace" gives you some sense of what it's about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:08 PM

BeBo ba lu bop baloo bam boom


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: GUEST,Scoville at Dad's
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:41 PM

MySpace. Mostly for the bands. Most of my "friends" on there were already friends in real life, anyway.

Geez, no reason to be a picklepuss about them. They've been great for keeping up with my bunch of college friends. Not everyone who has a MySpace page is a mindless teenager, pedophile, or Web addict, you know.   

In a lot of ways, it's no different that Mudcat. Post some pictures, post some links, pester your friends . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Gulliver
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:50 PM

I'm on both, but I daren't give out my user name...


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:55 PM

Somebody I know wants her to join "Ringo"--evidently a photo exchange site. Her reaction--why doesn't my friend just send me the pictures directly? Of course she also thinks Mudcat is just a big teenage-style chat-line. Hard to persuade her otherwise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:59 PM

"Somebody I know has a friend who wants her to ..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 01:33 AM

Many of us here are probably better suited for eons where you have to be "over 50" to join; but I can't say I'm much impressed by the site. Membership is fairly small - I think in the few hundred thousand thus far. The browse/search seems to tank on any category that might return more than about 90 results, and the members don't seem to be particularly "active," although it's impossible to tell whether they communicate "on the side" with each other. I don't know how "international" they are either, as I've only looked in a couple of times to see if there were any old people in my area.

In the "general" spaces at MySpace, now that school's out for the summer, most vague/general searches for "people my age" get about 80% of the hits being "63 year old" persons who are in their first year of Junior High School (or Middle School, as it's called in some places). I had rather forgotten how vacuous the conversation of pre-teens/tweens could be.

Lance Ulanoff, Product Review editor for PC Magazine, says MySpace, Second Life, and Twitter Are Doomed so they'll all go away soon anyhow. (He's right on stuff like this about as often as your local weather predicalator.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 04:47 AM

Neither - not Myspace and I hadn't even heard of Bebo. I don't blog either. I chat with a handful of people on MSN (mostly my family) and I can talk on Skype with some family members - particularly my brother in Paris and my nephew in the UK. Every now and then I get a Skype message from some stranger, and I chatted with one (didn't talk) for a while, but he creeped me out a bit so I blocked him. A lot of them seem to be guys in Middle Eastern countries looking for a woman, and I don't bother with them.

Otherwise, the only other forums I go to are The Annexe, of course, and a couple of tech forums, which I sometimes read but haven't yet posted to - Ubuntu Forums and Whirlpool Forums.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Morticia
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 05:55 AM

It's Facebook, Sian.

http://www.facebook.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 11:19 AM

Neither. None. And no cell phone. As some one else said, 'Why bother?' E-mail's good enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: GUEST,Scoville at Dad's
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 03:32 PM

why doesn't my friend just send me the pictures directly?

Um . . . because if you post the pictures somewhere then you can share them with all of your friends at once without jamming their email with large files. Seriously, I'd much rather my friends just sent me a link than that they emailed me pictures all the time.

It depends on what you want out of it, really. You can link to music, etc. on MySpace (and probably a lot of the other sites), and not everyone has the same programs to play music files. Links are easier. Blogs, etc. are great for people who want to share ideas and photos with a group of people with similar interests; you can share them with everybody and have them in a coherent order rather than an email with a bunch of pictures appended to the bottom.

If all you want is email, fine, but there are a lot of other people who have good uses for blogs, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Gulliver
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 06:09 PM

One thing that I found suspect on Bebo was that they not only asked for my email address (which all of these sites do) but they requested my email password as well (at least, that the way I understood it). Didn't give it, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 06:10 PM

Neither.


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 07:34 PM

Gulliver -

My understanding of it was that your email address is your "Account Name" on that website and the password they ask you to enter is the password that you will use on that site to access your own page(s) - NOT the password to access your email. You should also be able to add a "display name" that will be the only thing seen by or accessible to anyone else on the site.

That's a fairly common method of identification. Even mudcat asks for an email address, a mudcat password, and a "Handle" name.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: coldjam
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 08:32 PM

From: Ron Davies - PM
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:55 PM

Somebody I know wants her to join "Ringo"--evidently a photo exchange site. Her reaction--why doesn't my friend just send me the pictures directly? Of course she also thinks Mudcat is just a big teenage-style chat-line. Hard to persuade her otherwise.

So then we're NOT all teenagers here?;)

I opened a myspace so I could message more with my sister who doesn't email...she opened one first. It was fun for awhile but then sorta dwindled.Then my daughter insisted we put one up for our music and I've actually met quite a few cool musicians through it. But I don't spend a lot of time leaving inane little messages, and I don't have a jillion "friends". I figure if Ulanoff is right, a decade is enough of that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 12:04 PM

Coldjam--

The problem we may have is that some of us do in fact leave inane little messages--for anybody who pulls up Mudcat to see. I suppose she may be right--we are all teenagers. Then the question becomes: what's wrong with that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Who are you with Bebo or Myspace ?
From: GUEST,Hawkeye
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 10:52 AM

Broadcasters desperate to attract waning teenage audiences have signed a deal to upload programmes onto social networking site Bebo.

The BBC and Channel 4 are among those who will show clips on Bebo. They boast of a membership of more than 40 million, It's now the most popular social website in the UK.


Young people are watching less and less television than any other generation. They are spending more time looking at internet sites than watching TV with the average Bebo user spending 40 minutes a day on the website alone.

Changed times indeed !


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