Lynn Lane brought up interdependence. MySpace still has use especially with its user base. Something closed off in some respects (regulated) isn't necessarily bad for you.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Streeter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Yeah obviously I was joking about the 15 minutes thing. But I can't > imagine that someone couldn't come along and do something better at > some point. Or that people will figure out that all of the functions > of a myspace account already exist and work much better on the real > web (gmail vs myspace mail?). I'm not saying not to use Myspace, I do > use it, but I'm realistic about what it is and how long it's going to > last. Also I've been a member since before there were film profiles > and I can't see how I would convert my profile to a film profile if I > wanted to. > > I dunno I admit it's kinda fun and fairly useful as far as networking > goes. But I still don't see it lasting too long. > > Bill Streeter > LO-FI SAINT LOUIS > www.lofistl.com > > --- In email@example.com, "filmmaker_lynn" <lynnlane@> > wrote: > > > > Bill... > > > > Wouldn't you agree though with a membership of over 55 million it > > would seem to last a bit longer than just 15 minutes. It has an > > international membership that is continually growing. One advantage > > that it has over the aol community aspects is that it is constantly > > expanding and changing to allow for more focus within certain areas. I > > still think that you guys are caught up on the "whole myspace" when I > > was talking about the film specific side which is a great place for > > those looking to network. > > > > Someone spoke about "maintaining an identity" earlier in this > > discussion which seemed to be a slighting comment towards those who > > look to use it for that reason. This seems odd considering that all > > business see to "maintain an identity" thus the term branding is used > > so often and people pay huge amounts of money to ensure that they > > "maintain that identity" in the public arena. If you are looking to > > brand yourself within a community what better place to do that than in > > a place where that community is gathered together with the same focus > > in mind. Does it work? It must or else you wouldn't see all of the > > film festivals and filmmaking journals coming together to support the > > Myspace film side of the site and maintaining a presence on their as > > well. > > > > I personally think it is a solid place to brand yourself. Today I was > > approached by a writer of a European magazine to do an article on this > > doc that I'm working on. This writer approached me from my myspace > > account. This is the 2nd time that this has happened this week alone > > from there. Pretty cool in my opinion. I was also offered to be in a > > new film festival next year in Las Vegas off of my myspace account. > > They found me there via networking and contacted me and we spoke > > further....next thing you know the conversation turned to something > > very positive. > > > > Sometimes things may start as one thing but can evolve to something > > that can be very beneficial to a certain community as myspace seems to > > be doing for indie filmmakers. > > > > Lynn Lane > > Coal River Pictures > > www.CoalRiverPictures > > email: lynnlane@ > > > > vlog: > > "Docmaker on the Go" > > www.docmaker.blogspot.com > > > > myspace: > > myspace.com/lynnlane > > > > coming soon: > > vlogumentarian.com > > > > > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Streeter" <bill@> wrote: > > > > > > I look at myspace as kind of the Fad web. It's not the real web, it's > > > a close aproximation of the web, but it's inside a box that's owned by > > > someone. Myspace has recreated a lot of the functionality that exists > > > on the real Web and made it simpler (and less functional) but combined > > > them all into a simple interface. It's simply a package that somehow > > > is slightly more useful than the some of it's parts to a lot of > > > people. I predect it will be popular for another 15 minutes or so. > > > Reminds me alot of the community aspects of the AOL of old. > > > > > > Bill Streeter > > > LO-FI SAINT LOUIS > > > www.lofistl.com > > > > > > --- In email@example.com, "Jay dedman" <jay.dedman@> > wrote: > > > > > > > > > Dave Toole recently asked his 16yr old daughter to explain why > > > she finds MySpace so interesting. > > > > > I asked him to vlog it and share it with us. > > > > > He posted it tonight on ourmedia and our SpinFlow vlog > > > > > http://outhink.blogs.com/spinflow/2006/02/why_is_myspace_.html > > > > > > > > Talk about market research. > > > > this is exactly what i needed to understand. > > > > I needed to SEE what a typical user likes about MySpace. > > > > Dave asked all the right questions. > > > > > > > > i guess MySpace provides what i hear a lot of bloggers want. > > > > who's watching me? > > > > how many friends do i have? > > > > we all want an audience. > > > > I know thats why i got involved in videoblogging. > > > > I just wanted to meet other people. > > > > > > > > but for whatever reason, MySpace still seems like a dead end. > > > > doesnt seem like it will last. > > > > I like to think that media we create will last...so it means > something > > > > in the future. > > > > I wonder if MySpace has that kind of longevity. > > > > http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=1650209&page=1 > > > > > > > > jay > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! 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