Myspace impact on dating
Of course, it never completely goes away, especially since My Space acknowledges that not all "friends" are friends and no one bats an eye if someone collects hundreds of people.It's more like a process of namaste - i acknowledge your soul and you acknowledge mine.For many teens, My Space is the first asynchronous messaging system that they use regularly.Sure, they have emails but those are to communicate with parents/teachers/companies, not with friends.By and large, the early adopters were living in a region different from their hometown (or living in their hometown post-college and cranky about it).
Sex is still the reason why people use the site, particularly gay men.Economic factors have changed and many web-minded have found interesting jobs.This is only a small cause of Friendster's loss of this group, but one that should be acknowledged. Friendster became less novel and more restrictive and, thus, more lame.Youth and alienated populations are inclined to spend more time going through identity development processes because they are trying to "figure out who they are." Blogs and profiles are particularly supportive of this.Of course, blogs require having something to say while profiles let you write yourself into being via collage.