Pros And Cons Of MySpace And Facebook

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by Barbara J. Feldman on October 15, 2007

Here are the pros and cons of Facebook versus the pros and cons of Myspace. There are several differences between Facebook and Myspace. They both also have many pros and cons. Let’s look at the pros and cons of both of these.

Starting with the pros and cons of Myspace

Pros

•Myspace has a great user interface. It is user friendly, open for changes and also allows for great creativity.

•Myspace has great entertainment options. They allow for videos, music, games and pictures galore.

•Myspace is one of the most widely used online communities. If you are looking for friends, dating, or a great way to communicate with family, this is the way to go. Most everyone who has email has Myspace.

Cons

•Myspace has lower security than other online communities.

•Myspace has a wide variety of users; this increases the chance of meeting distasteful people.

•There are some problems with programming when transferring the layouts and generated data if any is left out.

•There are some slow times when loading high graphic pages.

•Some music, files, etc. have a hard time running through Myspace.

Now let’s look at the pros and cons of Facebook.

Pros

•Facebook has a clear, easy to use, and uncluttered interface.

•Facebook has a smaller community and therefore a lower chance of meeting people that you would not want to.

•Facebook targets college and higher-level adults.

•Facebook does not have much of a risk for programming or loading problems.

•Facebook has good tools like the use of the history. The history has an open area for when changes occur on your page. Then you, family and friends can all see all of the new stuff on your site.

Cons

•Facebook is less entertaining. The pages are somewhat boring.

•Facebook has limited users; therefore you would not have a change to meet as many new friends etc.

•Facebook cannot be changed much. The most you can do is move a few boxes around.

•Facebook is newer and does not have as much technology backing the interface yet. Therefore there is not much that has changed since it first came out for Harvard students.

When you look at a comparison of the pros and cons of these two online communities, you can find that the biggest difference is the interface, user ability and traffic.

Therefore, it will be up to you to decide what you find more important and attractive in an online community. If you are looking for entertainment, new technology and many new contacts, Myspace will be the way to go. However, if you are looking for privacy, security and ease of use, then Facebook is the way to go.

There are many pros and cons for both Myspace and Facebook. It will be up to you to decide which of these two online communities will be something that you, your friends and your family can use to be able to bring the communications you have to the next level.

Overall they are both great programs. They are relatively easy to learn to use. With Myspace you can work with the programming a little more than with Facebook and get a more personalized look going for you.

It is pretty open. There are pros and cons with both of these programs. It will all depend on what you find more important. These are the pros and cons of Facebook and the pros and cons of Myspace. Take some time to make your own comparison.


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Feldman, Barbara. "Pros And Cons Of MySpace And Facebook." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 15 Oct. 2007. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1194/pros-and-cons-of-myspace-and-facebook/ >.


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  • Bailey Freeman

    What do you mean limited users? Facebook is pretty popular…. What’s the date on this article?

    • Max

      Im assuming that this was about more than a year ago at least. Their information is very outdated considering that for my MySpace was popular for about a year then it was all about Facebook.

  • Really??

    Do you think that myspace is more popular than Facebook?????

    • tiffany smith

      i think social media is over rated

  • Norman Bealer

    Your website turns out not to be as helpful as i expected due to the lack of any publisher or publish dates. How am i supposed to do a research paper without any citations for this website.

  • Don Epps

    Information was very informative, thanks.