MySpace and Facebook – Compare the Updates

With the ever changing Internet morphing and transforming in the blink
of an eye, the sights, sounds and flavors online of the specific social
networks won't be left out of the wave. MySpace and Facebook have
certainly included themselves in the update arena of blogs and social

To compare and contrast the two largest social
networks, all the while keeping up to date with the newest updates and
features is an exciting roller coaster of events. While MySpace and
Facebook are not the only two social networking sites on the block,
they hold the top spots in this category.

In the personal
interface area at MySpace, not the profile layout for your visitors to
view, but the "for your eyes only" section, you can now customize the
layout or background to a healthy selection of colors and styles. The
individual modules can also be relocated and moved around to suit your
ease of viewing them any way you would like or just close the ones you
do not need altogether.

MySpace has a good selection of the new
CSS 2.0 layouts as well for your visitors eyes on your profile page.
The staggering amount of CSS 2.0 layout choices at the numerous layout
sites will certainly allow the flare and personality of individuals
everywhere to express their profile page and astound their guests. The
new CSS 2.0 change is extremely easy to learn, so the switch over will
be no problem. The tutorials furnished will assist with any troubles
you may encounter.

Facebook has some updates as well in their
personal interface area. It has a cleaner feel and it is easier to see
your friends news feeds, status updates, photos, and posted items all
designed and navigated by the new tab system. Facebook has a shout out
"Twitter Style" capability that MySpace does not yet have as you are
able to comment on your friends shout outs as they make them. A shout
out is just a little blurb of how you feel or what your are doing at
that given time or moment, like "Going to the Store", "BBL" (be back
later), "Major Headache", or "At Work, Saying Hi". While MySpace has a
mini shout out with no comment feature, they do have an emoticon "Mood"
feature that is not incorporated into the Facebook shout out. Their
emoticon "Mood" feature is offered as an application widget through the
"Top Friends" application and others.

Facebook has prided itself
on it's privacy features since it's inception and it actually "feels"
more private when you are venturing around the profiles, groups, and
featured pages. There has been much media on the virus filled
applications in the mid part of 2008, but with the onset of 2009,
people are still flocking in droves over to this blog social network.

is geared towards senses stimulation with its color oriented layouts,
music with its many band sites, and video broadcasts. You "hear"
MySpace and "read" Facebook it seems. I believe that each is a big draw
to both sites. The "fluff" at MySpace being the deco, diapason, dress,
and design and at Facebook, the big calling is association, art,
academia, and applications.

The chat features at each social
network are quite different. MySpace has their IM extraordinaire but
the Facebook chat is a great deal less appealing because first you need
to be on and logged into the social network in order to actually use
their chat feature. Whereas the MySpace IM (instant messenger) is a
separate system. There is no need to be logged into the social network
at all to chat and the mobile IM is quite handy.

customization of interface levels makes Facebook seem more private, but
both social networks have a great deal of privacy or not very much at
all depending on your personal settings. Individual privacy settings
for personal information and for each application you choose to allow
at each social network. While Facebook was the first to have outside
applications available on their profile areas, MySpace has stepped up
to bat on the application game and introduced a huge selection.

thought of "Poking" your friends seems so '06 anymore compared to the
Pirates, GreenSpot, MyFarm, or SuperPoke applications users are
crowding to add to their own profile pages today.

For MySpace
users who have switched over to the new CSS 2.0 layouts, to add your
applications to your profile area and show them off on your visitors
page just click the "Profile" drop down to the "Customize Profile"
link, then click the "Applications" button on the left, and highlight
to add which applications you would like to show for your viewers.

both blog social networks, and I call them blog networks because each
has a prominent blogging community, have pronounced and visual updates,
the attractions to both social networks are numerous and wide spread.
Whether you choose to become a MySpacer, Facebooker, or both is
ultimately your decision. Enjoy the ride.

Haile enjoys teaching new people to the Internet how to navigate and
become comfortable with their computers. She is a business owner, wife,
mom, pet lover, blogs and social networks buff, video gamer, and beach
enthusiast who writes, reads, and helps others create a residual income
for financial stability.

Stephanie Haile AKA Wavecritter Google Me

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January 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks.

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