A Cooler Myspace? Yes, Please

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Today, I was on my favorite website, buzzfeed.com, and I saw this article about Myspace. I don’t know about anyone else, but Myspace was my first social network and I really loved it. and then Facebook came along and I moved on from Myspace, but I may be returning to Myspace. Watch this video and tell me you are not intrigued and I will show you a liar.

The New Myspace

So it looks like a combination of many things. It has the music that Myspace is really know for now. The layout reminds me of Pinterest, it looks like streaming music will be easier than before, more like Spotify. It also looks like you can watch music videos on Myspace.

All I know is I am visiting new.myspace.com and signing up to be notified when it releases. Hopefully this relaunch will be successful!

Much love,



Twitter Chat


So one of my assignments for class was participate in a Twitter Chat, and let me tell you it is not as easy as you would think.

First you have to figure what a Twitter Chat is. Apparently, a Twitter Chat is tweeting about the same subject using hashtags (#), which are already kind of confusing. After you figure what a Twitter Chat is you have to find one. Luckily for my class we had several twitter chats that we could participate in. Of course, I forgot or was busy during the chats. Nevertheless Alan provided the class with a Twitter Chat Schedule and a website that ‘hosted’ Twitter Chats.

I used the last website to find my chat ‘room.’ I choose to chat about Mad Men, which is my new favorite show, because I loved the show and wanted to talk about the new episode from last Sunday. It was a challenge, to say the least.

The thing is I still haven’t gotten used to Twitter. I really like it and I’m super glad I have one. It’s a great way for me to have instant updates on the news (by following @nytimes and @huffingtonPost), social media type information (@mashable), to just plain old stalking. BUT I’m still shaky on how to use it.

This Twitter Chat helped some. I now have a better idea of what the hashtag does and how to use it. Ultimately I realized that I have to work a little harder if I want to put Twitter down as skills on my résumé.

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Michaela! 🙂