MySpace: Social networking site, dating site, or another place to upload your photos?

August 11, 2008

Assuming people actually still be on MySpace, what is the main function for your usage? I can say I have 2 pages. One for me and one for my photos only. I only use the photos one since I take photos. I did meet one person off the site but… It just didn’t work out.

Now, as a social networking site, I’d assume it’s ok. It’s no Facebook but, Facebook is sucking wintergreen minty balls. If you overlook all the spam, and douchebags wanting to add you just to add someone, it’s ok. Hmm, spam and douchebags adding you? Sounds like Twitter.

As a dating site, I guess there’s some potential. I mean, if your goal is a hot chick you know you’ll never diddle then Godspeed. I must say, I’d rather use MySpace to date rather than meeting people face-to-face. At least I’ll know what I’m in for via MySpace unless they lied. But, who would lie on the internet?

MySpace also helps you meet Chris Hansen. Well, MySpace and AIM.
“Why don’t you have a seat right there…”

For photo storage, it works out for you if anything. No need to tag them and all the other taxing shit you’d do like on Flickr and Zooomr.

I know I overlooked their video feature but I don’t use it. It’s stupid.


Beijing Olympics 2008

August 4, 2008

If America was in the percentage of 100%, only 4-9% would watch the 2008 Olympics.
I could be wrong. Maybe people actually care about watching.


Flickr Are Douchebags

July 13, 2008

Well, let me explain. This will be quick.
I emailed Flickr in attempt to gain access to my “hidden” photos since I’m back to a free user. I checked my email and here’s their reply:

Hello, Outsanity Photos!

This is an automatically generated copy of a help case reply:

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting Flickr Customer Care.

I’ll be more than glad to assist you.

Since you have a Free account you can only see the latest 200 uploads,
the old ones haven’t been deleted, they have just been hidden until you
upgrade to Pro or make space for old files.

If you want to upgrade to Pro please check this link:

http://www.flickr.com/upgrade/

If you don’t want to upgrade to Pro, you can make copies of the photos
that you do see and save them in your PC. After this you can delete the
latest uploads, and the old ones should come up.

Thank you again for contacting us. If you have any other questions,
please feel free to reply to this email.
Regards,

Ian
Flickr Customer Care

Ummm… maybe I’m missing something but would it had killed Flickr to maybe give me temp PRO for one day? If I wanted to delete my recent photos, why would I bother to even upload them in the first place? I know they need to make money but to push going PRO when you’re asking for help don’t really reflect “customer care” to me.


People Will Never Learn

July 11, 2008

Today, people was in line as far back as Monday to get the new Blackberry. Ok, it was actually the iPhone. That’s right, the new iPhone is now slimmer and has 3G and GPS.
Here’s my issue. People don’t understand that it’s better to WAIT rather than go out and buy the first one that’s out. Why? Gee, didn’t Apple drop the price within a few months of the first iPhone? The same thing happened with the Wii, PS3, ect.
Another reason to wait is because people feel the digital camera on the new iPhone is better than the old one BUT… no video.

So, here’s my prediction: Everyone will pay the high price for the iPhone 3G only to find out Apple will lower the price and maybe push out a new iPhone with video support. I give it 3-5 months.


YouTube’s Fuck Up

June 16, 2008

I have a question I’m sure anyone can answer.
You know when you upload a music video you’ll get a notice from YouTube about copyright and all that jazz and they will basically do this to your video (circled in red).

So, the question at hand is why does music videos get a copyright notice yet people who post mp3’s in a video with a single image don’t get one?
You can’t go after one without going after the other, now. I mean, am I wrong for thinking this?


iPhony

June 11, 2008

I could talk about all the talk about the iPhone having 3G (whatever the fuck that is) and all it’s fancy new features that… well, you may not really use much of BUT, I want to talk about something people might tend to overlook. Yep, I’m talking about phone plans.

As everyone knows, most people these days pretty much replaced the home phone with a cell phone thus making it their “mobile house phone” (reading that aloud sounds so “hillbillyish”, eh?). Sure, lots of people can not only afford the iPhone itself but can also afford the contract price and all the bullshit fees like texting.
[SIDENOTE RANT]If all you do the most is texting on your phone, then why bother having a phone? Just get a laptop, install your IM clients (I suggest getting Digsby) and get like a broadband network card so you can walk about looking like a bigger dork than you do trying to text someone about some cute person you saw in the mall with your big fat fingers and the oh-so tiny buttons. Fucking nincompoops.[/SIDENOTE RANT]
Now, someone like me, I would get an iPhone but, I don’t want a contract. The only failsafe commitment I’ll make is to a future wife. I read on FriendFeed that a rumor is that Apple might do the “Pay & Go” iPhone after the new one comes out. Would I get one if that rumor was true? HELL YES! I think Apple would benefit with a PAYG (pay as you go) plan. Why waste contract fees for a phone you’ll barely use? You know I’m right.

Now, this is where I plead to Apple that they need to do Pay & Go.

Dear Apple, Steve Jobs, and the rest of the super smart fucks over there,
I’m sure you guys are happy to have invented everything and be almost as powerful as Oprah. What, I, as a possible future Apple consumer, would like is an iPhone that I can pay for whatever minutes I feel I need to have than paying ridiculous amounts of contract fees just to call home or calling my one out of state friend. I beg of you… PLEASE consider doing a Pay & Go iPhone. Thank You.

P.S. If you have any recent MacBooks or iMacs just sitting around, I’ll be willing to take them as a donation just to help you guys out.

Outsanity


What’s In YourSpace?

June 9, 2008

I’m sitting here just wondering “What might make a social network site better or how to improve one?” and a few things have struck me. I’m doing this on the fly so, bare with me.

*Intergrade Twitter: Now, when I say “Twitter”, I don’t mean just Twitter. That includes FriendFeed, Jakiu, Pownce, and whatever other like sites there are. Since these are getting more and more popular, it would make sense to add them internally than adding a widget.
*No Apps!: I hate all apps. Facebook started that shit and it’s nothing but spam enhancers. Now MySpace started making apps (a complete ripoff from Facebook) and… well, it’s just stupid.
*Don’t Go Pro: I’m sure some people would pay for a pro account that will add extra features but, why not just push them out out of love of your community?
*Spam Control: Easier said than done in most cases. There has to be more than doing CATCHPA’s or making the CATCHPA more stronger. Tho, CATCHPAs that are in the login page are also good.
*No Privacy: Why do you bother to join a social community if you’re going to make yourself private? If you have something to hide, you might want to not be on the internet at all. That’s more of an “iPetPeeve” of mines.

I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting but thi sis the list for now.