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Friday, June 02, 2006

Why does everyone love MYSPACE?

After 6 years of successful blogging I have decided to title myself "Supreme Blogger Extraordinaire". That is the great thing about owning a blog, you can say whatever you want - it is your blog.

Now, my point about being the SBE is that as an SBE I know what good blogging is and what good blogging isn't. I also happen to know a thing or two about functionality and design and with that knowledge I can deduce that MYSPACE is a crap basket. MYSPACE is an unorganized hodge-podge that could have been amazing. The idea to put your music, photographs, blog, etc all in one space is genius, but having an unorganized ad-ridden way of doing it is elementary at best.

So yes, I have a MYSPACE, but I never update it.

I also have tried Moveable Type and Typepad by Sixapart which are like the super professional versions of blogging and online publishing tools. Yes, you get better organization and more control over your data, but because of the way the site template is created your ability to control the design is limited. With blogger, you may not have the ability to organize your archives by category, but blogger organizes them for you by month and if you really want to find out if I have written about Chocoloate on Posted Note then all you have to do is Google the words chocolate and posted note at the same time and Voila! all the posts I have written about chocolate are going to come up on my site.

So my vote still goes to Blogger for blogging ease of use and MYSPACE gets no votes due to it's unsophisticated layout, poor engineering, and overuse of annoying advertisements.