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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 -

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You're not so old when viewed from the wrong side of 60.

by sleepin'dawg In reply to I'll admit it...

I was on ARPNET so far back, I can't even remember but sometime in the late 70s. But I was writing code back in the late 50s. It may be hard to imagine but I learned COBOL and Fortran even before I knew BASIC. It was supposed to be the replacement for the other two, especially COBOL. I eventually acquired BASIC but my preference was for Fortran which led me to learn C.

BTW I learned ADA too and it was almost totally exclusive to the military and ARPNET. Haven't written any of that code in years; have probably lost it all by now, anyway.

Dawg ]:)

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There is no "Wrong" side of 60 -

by Mickster269 In reply to You're not so old when vi ...

Think of the alternative!

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by jdclyde In reply to I'll admit it...

It is a good thing, and only parents that CARE will take the time and now worry about the "my privicy" complaints.

Also, kids are more prone to stay in line if they know someone MIGHT be watching. Even good kids.

I early on showed my boys some of the information I can get about what they do when on MY computer, and it has gone a long way towards keeping them from running astray.

Of course, their mothers computer in TRASHED because of game cheat sites and even a few odd porn sites. What ever happened to the good old daze of sneaking a playboy? At least you didn't have to worry about wildlife being introduced and the shots were of beauty, not crude and raw like the net today.

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

I've had a lot of fun with StumbleUpon...

You choose your interests and it helps you to find sites you might like. For example, if you list Photography as an interest, you're likely to be shown interesting photo sites that others' have marked. You can also add sites for others' to StumbleUpon, and add Friends and see their bookmarked sites.

The StumbleUpon groups are quite diverse and the people that I've met are quite friendly.

Warning: There are some rather racy items listed on some individuals pages, but they're easy enough to avoid. User names and avatars are usually a good clue.

Another Warning: This can be quite addictive. I was really into it for a couple of months.

Good luck!

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A great choice for my FF

by onbliss In reply to StumbleUpon

I agree it is quite addictive. The first time, I discovered it - StumbleUpon, I was playing er..using it for the entire weekend. Even now, when I just want to read something on the Internet, I use it to read interesting material.

I gather there is a IE version also available. I am yet to stumble upon :-) the groups there. For now just an avid user of the add-on for FF.

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

I have not used any of the three that you mention; Orkut communities is another one of those things that is available out there.

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If you want to make friends in Brazil...

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Orkut

Orkut, for some reason, has really taken off in Brazil. According to Orkut's stats, 67% (11 million) of all Orkut users (15 million) are from Brazil.

The US is second with 12% and India is third with 6%.

The NY Times had a recent article on why Orkut, a site built and run by Google, is so big in Brazil.

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what's wrong with

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


right here you can make friends from around the world that have similar interests and mindsets.

why do you need to go anywhere else?

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Nothing is wrong with TechRepublic!!

by Bergy In reply to what's wrong with

The main reason for asking was to see if there was a debate about these sites that could be entered into here. I am sure that my IT experience would not be classified as "Real" enough for many members on this site.

I have never considered my self as a "classic" programmer type. I have had training in many languages, many applications and have worked for a wide range of companies.

I do have "Real IT" experiences to share and that is why I am here. I probably just haven't met enough people because I have not spent enough time on the site.

Thank you all for your comments.

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Bergy- my friend

by Mickster269 In reply to Nothing is wrong with Tec ...

The first thing I would suggest, is can I help you remove that chip off your shoulder?

None of us here really think you are less qualified in any facet of life, much less our profession, to be able to contribute here.

None of us here are "experts" above reproach, much less questioning of their comments. We have all majorly screwed up somewhere in our careers- and some are legendary. We really are a humble lot.

We really do want you to contribute. What you have to add in your professional life can, and will , help us all.

Hang out, grab a cup of coffee, and get to know us. Some of the brightest, wittiest, and most caring people I have met have been here on the Misc. board. Get to know us, and let us get to know you.

And you'll find out that we, as a group, can answer any question you have.

Uh...but stay away from jdclyde. Trust me.

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