MySpace Destroys Dreams, Erodes Need for Reunions

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Lynette Web points us to a study that finds most teens are in a social network (duh) but also finds that the prevalence of social networks may devalue longtime humiliating (or triumphant) traditions like reunions for those way past teenhood.

"For instance, we recently talked about having our five-year class reunion, and I found that most of the people I asked said they really had no reason to get together in five years because they used sites like MySpace and Facebook to stay in touch with anyone they really wanted to keep up with, anyway," says Sam Ford of Convergence Culture.

That's disappointing. What have we been working so hard for if in the next five years we can't show our former nemeses how awesome we still look, then act really sweet and invite them (and their six screaming babies) to sit next to us? We have officially lost our will to go on. MySpace, you destroy everything you touch.

by Angela Natividad    Feb- 8-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Online, Research, Social, Trends and Culture   

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Why in the world would you want to have a 5-year reunion anyway?

Posted by: Kyle Rohde on February 8, 2007 4:45 PM

High school reunions blow chunks. If you want to show people how great you look and how cool you are, post in on you MySpace page.

Posted by: Juan Pastor on February 8, 2007 4:55 PM

High school reunions blow chunks. If you want to show people how great you look and how cool you are, post in on you MySpace page.

Posted by: Juan Pastor on February 8, 2007 4:59 PM

I don't go to reunions because those old white haired people bother me.

Posted by: roy on February 8, 2007 5:43 PM

perhaps this highlights the 'old' school vs 'new' school dynamic. . .

the old schoolers are all about show and tell. . .while new schoolers draw in those who are interested in them. . .on myspace, fb, yt, etc.

this dynamic is parallel to 'push' vs 'pull' . . .in that old school is push and new school is pull.

Posted by: ravindave on February 8, 2007 6:29 PM

perhaps this highlights the 'old' school vs 'new' school dynamic. . .

the old schoolers are all about show and tell. . .while new schoolers draw in those who are interested in them. . .on myspace, fb, yt, etc.

this dynamic is parallel to 'push' vs 'pull' . . .in that old school is push and new school is pull.

Posted by: ravindave on February 8, 2007 6:30 PM

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