I’ve never tried myspace although I have now browsed it. To me it looks like the web in 1996, bad layouts, animated gifs, awful colours and obscured text. Urg. It holds no appeal to me at all, it’s ugly, torrid and tatty.
I appriciate that I’m in the minority in that view, but I’ve seen it all before and I’m not the target audience.
I’m beyond Internet savvy, I’m an Intenet expert, I’ve been on the internet since 1992. I can code my own pages should I desire. I’m not a teenager, by a long way. I’m not American. I have no desire to ‘hook up’ with anyone thank you very much.
So to me myspace is a backward step on the net, a throwback to the heady days of new exploration when the Internet was a new frontier to roam through. So it should come as no surprise that some myspace users have no knowledge of netequitte; how you should behave in an interconnected electronic world.
So to all those myspace users that have been deep linking to images on my server: don’t. You simply don’t do this. Would you mind if a stranger took your Coke out of your hand, drank some, then handed it back to you? Sure, that’s just damned rude, right? This is the same thing. You are using bandwidth you haven’t paid for, that I’m paying for, and that’s damned rude.
Kids today. Tut. Oi, get off my lawn!