In our modern society, the Internet has propagated itself into nearly every facet of our
lives—or at least, of those sufficiently privileged or inclined to be “connected”. We use the Web to do literally anything and everything from the more concrete tasks of making purchases and checking the weather, to the more abstract activity of establishing and growing social relationships. This relatively new mode of communication has revolutionized the way people meet, interact, and ultimately form connections through what are commonly know as social networking sites. According to various sources, the two most popular of these Internet sites, MySpace and Facebook have over 57 million active users each (Adams, pg. 6). These social portals allow users to create and customize a profile, connect with other users through direct links (such as being mutual “friends”) or via larger defined networks, and communicate in varying ways—all in a cyber environment where face-to-face contact.
The worlds social network phenomenon’s are Myspace and Facebook. There are a lot of people arguing that Myspace is better then Facebook or vise versa, when any way one looks at it they are both social network and cultural phenomenon’s. Myspace is more for the people that want to make new friends are meet people from all around. Facebook is a based on School mates talking to each other. The Myspace Generation they live online, they buy online, they play online, and their power is growing. Their power is increasing do to the amount of time people spend on Myspace and Facebook. Liana Adams did a survey asking University of South Carolina students , What do you do on Myspace and Facebook? “Over thirty- seven percent said talking to my friends about school and getting help on school assignments. The last seventy- three percent said, just talking to friends and family“ (Adams, pg. 16).
The Culture and social networking phenomenon Myspace has taken a little more than a year to reach 50 million...