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How will the new Myspace profile design affect musicians?

16 Jul

In case you haven’t heard, Myspace is beginning to demo a new profile layout on its site. Mashable posted a story yesterday that showed what the new profile design will look like.

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Photo from Mashable.com

Some are comparing the new layout to that of Facebook’s, which I could agree with. I think the most interesting aspect of this new layout is a module that allows users to follow people on multiple social networks in addition to a Myspace profile. This is pretty smart especially for those that don’t want to manage finding a user on different sites.

Myspace has experienced a diminishing community with the rise of Facebook, but it is still a powerful promotion tool for musicians, which is the community Myspace originally focused on at its inception. I’m interested in knowing what musicians think about the new layout because it looks like it will vastly change the typical design. I’ve been doing a little research lately on music marketing and it seems like musicians prefer Myspace because it is easy to upload their music and promote shows versus Facebook, which requires users to add applications in order to get some of the same tools.

Are you a musician? What do you think about it? Is this good or bad?

Restless social media syndrome

7 Jul

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Stretch, yawn, head to the little girl’s (or boy’s) room?

According to one study, a lot of ladies skip all that and go straight to Facebook. Funny enough, I found the story on Facebook this morning (around 5 a.m.) from Mashable as I contemplated falling back asleep or getting up.

Some of the key findings of the study had me chuckling to myself quietly:

  • 57% percent of women say they communicate with people more online than face-to-face
  • 34% say the first thing they do in when they wake up is check Facebook
  • 21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night

However, these stats had me wondering how much the researchers watched Mean Girls before they started collecting data:

  • 42% think it’s okay to post photos of themselves intoxicated
  • 79% are fine with kissing in photos
  • 58% use Facebook to keep tabs on “frenemies”
  • 50% are fine with being Facebook friends with complete strangers

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LiLo, if only we could catch a glimpse of your Facebook photo albums

I guess nowadays with more and more people using smartphones, access to social media has never been quite so easy and immediate. Who says I have to walk over to my compy to read about what my BFF Jane did last night or why that cute boy I’ve been stalking chatting with hasn’t returned my calls. Or see why that bitch my good friend Jen chose to wore that tiny dress to that party. I’ll just roll over and read it on my phone as I watch the sun come up.