Â Have you heard yet? There are sometimes official days, to stop smoking, help a child, pick up trash, and other touching stuff that makes the world a better place and makes people cry.Â Well, here’s another one.Â Simon Owen unilaterally decided to make January 30th, 2008Â International Delete Your MySpace Account Day.
Â What inspired him to such a lofty goal?Â To start a movement that is sweeping the nation – nay- the WORLD- and promising to leave the world a better place? In his words:
Thatâ€™s it, Iâ€™ve had it. After months of only visiting my myspace profile in order to delete spam friend requests from half-nude women, Iâ€™ve reached the end of the line.
Some might have considered suicide, or joining an Amish community and abandoning the internet forever. But not Simon. He is a hero and a living example of how to turn lemons into lemonade. By squeezing really hard and then adding a lot of sugar and water and maybe a touch of cherry, but not too much since there’s already so much tartness present, particularly with older lemons that weren’t sun ripened long enough and that were frozen during transit from Chili because there aren’t any lemons in North America in January.Â Are you following me?
Here is a list from Cory about some of the ways MySpace has jumped the shark.
Â 1. You rarely log in to Myspace except to delete spam friend requests from nude webcam girls.
2. You spend five minutes writing a wall post only to hit an error message when you try to post it because of all the website glitches.
3. Youâ€™re a girl who constantly gets marriage proposals from random men in the middle east.
4. You visit someoneâ€™s Myspace profile only to suddenly have music start blasting out of your speakers. Bonus points if it happens to you while youâ€™re at work.
5. You have to make redundant clicks to perform simple tasks because Myspace keeps taking you to advertisement pages where you have to click on â€œreturn to myspace profileâ€ in order to continue what youâ€™re doing.
6. You visit someoneâ€™s profile only to have your eyes bleed because of terrible page layout with non-matching designs and font colors.
7. Your experience is hindered because of intrusive banner ads that either talk to you or try to reach out and block your view of what youâ€™re trying to look at.
8. You read yet another news account about how some child predator using Myspace has abducted a little girl or that some hoax myspace account has caused a teenager to commit suicide.
9. Youâ€™re frustrated with the fact that Myspace doesnâ€™t allow you to post your contact info, meaning to contact someone you can only use Myspaceâ€™s glitchy Instant Messenger, message/email system, or wall commenting.
10. Youâ€™re tired of seeing Tom stare out at you from millions of friends lists and just wish he would change hisÂ [edited adjective beginning with the letter that often follows E]Â profile picture.
Yes, to join his passionate cause will mean having to start over with a contact list. Yes, it will mean temporarily losing touch with some of your friends who haven’t yet seen the light.Â But SOMEONE must begin. SOME of usÂ must become the first wave who stand up and say “ENOUGH!”Â And YOU can be one of the few, the proud, the CHOSEN, to be the very TIP of the ARROW of this grass roots movement.Â Please, join Simon, January 30th, 2008, and Delete your MySpace account.Â With your help, maybe one day soon, Tom won’t have so manyÂ friends.Â The dude NEEDS some alone time. And you can help.Â
Let us knowÂ by commenting: Â Will you be joining the movement?
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