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Yahoo!360, MySpace or MSN Spaces - Which one is best?

By Bergy ·
I have been exploring the above listed places where you can tell the world about yourself on the Internet. I am not sure which one I like the best. I am looking for the opportunity to interact with others in a global sense on-line. I am not pursuing any romantic relationship or anything kinky. I would love to just make some friends around the world.

Am I weird or is this a valuable method of finding people of like mind.

Here is one place you can find me -

http://splithare.spaces.msn.com

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I've opted for standalone services

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Yahoo!360, MySpace or MSN ...

I, too, have tried all 3 of the services you mention; however, I don't really like any of them enough to become a permanent place where I "hang out."

I decided to use individual services (that are often better at certain tasks than the all-in-one services) like Blogger, Flickr for photos, digg and del.icio.us for bookmarking, YouTube and Vimeo for posting videos, etc.

Most services have little widgets that you can paste into your blog or website so that you can aggregate the items from the different sites together in one place.

Not sure if that really answers your question.

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Well they are all great places to become a target for viruses,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Yahoo!360, MySpace or MSN ...

trojans, spam and tracking cookies. You are working under the assumption that people will be interested in you telling them about yourself. Perhaps they might but short of subscribing to AOL I can't think of a better way of testing my firewall, antivirus and antispyware security. BTW in a lot of places, accessing these sites could result in disciplinary action being taken against you.

Be aware that Smorty gets paid to explore things like this, you don't. Unless you are more computer literate than I think you are, approach these sites with caution from home and not from work. Smorty is right about using standalone sites; they're marginally safer and usually more useful.

Dawg ]:)

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Ironically

by JamesRL In reply to Well they are all great p ...

AOL has been advertising how it makes the net safe for its users....I was ROFLMAO when I first saw the ad.

Personally I agree with Smorty - a single purpose site will inevitably be better at something than a one size fits all. I love You Tube.

James

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Questioning my computer literacy?

by Bergy In reply to Well they are all great p ...

Why what would lead you to the conclusion that I am a computer illiterate? Just because I haven't had the time or inclination to waste it on frivolous activities doesn't warrant your attack on my knowledge base.

I can probably run circles around you in many areas that you don't even have the slightest idea of the technology ever having existed.

I challenge you to a duel of knowledge. What do you think?

Are you game?

What was the name of the service offering from AT&T that was a precursor to today's Internet?

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Please calm down

by Tig2 In reply to Questioning my computer l ...

Given your response, it seems evident that you saw Dawg's response as an attack. It wasn't.

I can say that because I came close to posting something very similar. I had to fix a computer or I would have hit "post".

When folks come here with "MySpace" and others, some folks get a bit perturbed. "MySpace" has recently had to identify a security specialist to try and clean up some of the problems there. NewsCorp, the agent who owns "MySpace" has a lot of cleaning up to do.

Your own original post suggests that you are aware of the reputation that these sites "enjoy".

No one means to cast aspersions on your abilities. That was not Dawg's intent. You DID ask the question and this IS a public forun and you ARE relatively unknown. Consider that.

And pre-dating even ATT- the origination of the Internet was DARPANET. I have been around for a LONG while...

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OK, I was a little upset.

by Bergy In reply to Please calm down

DARPANET was not a commercial product. It was a research vehicle for university and some defense contractors to exchange files and I believe almost all of the systems were UNIX based.

I am a newbie here but I thought Dawg was out of line. It is fun to raise a good discussion even for something as trivial as MySpace.

I participate here by receiving the newsletters that interest me. I look forward to participating more in the future.

BTW, AT&T's product offering was conceived by Bell Labs and it was called Net1000. It was supposed to allow the first EDI between different vendor's computer systems. I believe it was first introduced to customers in 1983-1984.

This was about the same time AT&T ventured into the PC game with its PC 6300 and UNIX systems with their 3B computers.

I, too, have been around for a LONG while ...

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OK, I was a little upset.

by Bergy In reply to Please calm down

DARPANET was not a commercial product. It was a research vehicle for university and some defense contractors to exchange files and I believe almost all of the systems were UNIX based.

I am a newbie here but I thought Dawg was out of line. It is fun to raise a good discussion even for something as trivial as MySpace.

I participate here by receiving the newsletters that interest me. I look forward to participating more in the future.

BTW, AT&T's product offering was conceived by Bell Labs and it was called Net1000. It was supposed to allow the first EDI between different vendor's computer systems. I believe it was first introduced to customers in 1983-1984.

This was about the same time AT&T ventured into the PC game with its PC 6300 and UNIX systems with their 3B computers.

I, too, have been around for a LONG while ...

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Calm now.

by Bergy In reply to Please calm down

DARPANET was not a commercial product. It was a research vehicle for university and some defense contractors to exchange files and I believe almost all of the systems were UNIX based.

I am a newbie here but I thought Dawg was out of line. It is fun to raise a good discussion even for something as trivial as MySpace.

I participate here by receiving the newsletters that interest me. I look forward to participating more in the future.

BTW, AT&T's product offering was conceived by Bell Labs and it was called Net1000. It was supposed to allow the first EDI between different vendor's computer systems. I believe it was first introduced to customers in 1983-1984.

This was about the same time AT&T ventured into the PC game with its PC 6300 and UNIX systems with their 3B computers.

I, too, have been around for a LONG while ...

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Even prior to DARPANET was the BBs system run by ARPA and linked..........

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Questioning my computer l ...

Cal Tech, Stanford, MIT, Georgia Tech, Louisianna, U of T, McGill, AEC, DOD-Pentagon, pre-NASA NACA to mention only a few of the early members. I've been around even longer.

I wasn't insulting your computer literacy; not even questioning it but there are others, like Smorty who I'm pretty sure are more computer literate than most. He works at the sharp end of the stick and gets to test or play with most of the bleeding edge stuff out there. He is a TR staffer in case you hadn't noticed and has inpit on ZDNet, CNet and TR. Judging by the amount of time these guys seem to be around and at the odd hours they are around, they probably eat, sleep and breath tech and unless you can claim the same, and are being well paid for your efforts, it might be wiser to cool your jets before sounding off. Since I'm Canadian other than owning the stock AT&T, as such, holds very little meaning for me. Why don't you ask a question along the the lines of which was the language that led up to C.

My only assumption was that anyone seeking these sites is young, as they seem to be the ones most interested in them. What I have seen of them has not impressed me to any degree with the level or amount of tech skills to be found there.

BTW most companies accessing DARPANET from their severs would fire you for accessing any IM site from one of those. The ones that wouldn't fire you would pigeon hole you towards the bottom levels of the food chain and you'd have a **** of a time getting off it.

Dawg ]:)

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I'll admit it...

by Mickster269 In reply to Even prior to DARPANET wa ...

I have a MySpace account.

Because my 17 year old son has one, and I want him to know I'm out there, watching.

Don't get me wrong- he's a good kid, computer literate, etc. And I trust HIM. But I just want to see who is wanting/ contacting HIM.

Oh, and I used ARPNET when I was in the Army in 1992. I was also programming in ADA.

Man, I'm old.

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