More myspace idiocy
So for a while in 2006 I had a myspace page. I saved a bunch of the stories about myspace that I had posted there and maybe I'll link them here one day. I've since deleted my account, and I only realize now that I never took a screen shot of it (I like to keep stuff like that) so I can't post that here, which is too bad really because I did a nice hack job on my page and wrestled it into shape nicely I think - which was no small accomplishment, and I do mean "wrestled" - it was a bigger pain in the ass to code than practically any site I've ever messed with. I went back to Myspace to read something today and got slapped again by their idiot layout.
I added the myspace version of "friends" (public acknowledgment of a relationship and each person's relative status - ie: "who is your BEST friend and who is your SECOND BESTEST friend?", and received the myspace equivalent of email called "blasts" (for the uninitiated, think junior high school and the stuff scribbled on the board in between classes. LOTS of my real friends still use Myspace and a couple post regular blog entries there. I can still read these, and as amazing as I found it coming from myspace they actually have a working RSS feed system so I can find out about and read new posts without actually having to go to myspace. But today I did anyway - and this particular post had a link in it to a website not owned by myspace.
SO, I go to click on the link and I get this helpful note from my old friend Tom (really not my friend at all, but rather the myspace poster child for friendliness).