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Old 07-04-2009, 03:56 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Danah Boyd said Facebook's arrival sparked a migration from MySpace of white users, the educated and the wealthy, while non-whites had stuck together on MySpace.
Facebook 'sparked white flight from MySpace' | News | News.com.au

I think the FBI should investigate -- this could potentially be some sort of hate crime.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:20 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I read this article before you posted it. I've never used or spent much time on MySpace, but IMO, the first few comments did a better job of refuting it than I could.

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I think the FBI should investigate -- this could potentially be some sort of hate crime.
Could you elaborate on how choosing to leave one social networking site for another qualifies as a hate crime?

I've left behind other message boards because I prefer City-Data. Could that be a hate crime, too?
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Oh....whatEVER!

I'm white - had MySpace and got rid of it, but I did NOT migrate to Facebook and I will not migrate to Facebook because I do not want to be on Facebook.

Perhaps it's a hate crime to not belong to any social network...?????? Gimme a break.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: US
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Facebook 'sparked white flight from MySpace' | News | News.com.au

I think the FBI should investigate -- this could potentially be some sort of hate crime.
Hah!

I hope no one paid this person for this reality shattering information.

The reason for the demographic differences between those two websites lies in their initial marketing. Facebook was originally for college kids only. No *.edu address, no facebook account. Then, to many folk's dismay, they opened the floodgates to gain market share. Even with all the newbies it is still predominately college folks due to people wanting to be on the same website as their friends. Rather strict visual format, easy to navigate, does not bring your quad core 3.0ghz 8GB RAM computer to a screeching halt.

Myspace was always the social network for the unwashed masses. The Geocities 2.0 (if anyone remembers geocities from circa 1997-2005ish you know what I mean) Where anyone can vomit up their own little visual/audial abortion for everyone to gaze upon in embarrassment and shame. Terrible music and worse color schemes. There are no less than ten 14yr old girl's myspace accounts that can bring an NSA super computer to its knees. Made up mostly of high school kids and local bands which have some symbiotic relationship anyways.

Where's my grant money?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I find it funnier when for instance white people get accounts on, say, African-American or Asian-American networks, or atheists on Muslim networks
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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White flight? Hardly. More like adult flight. Chaos/anarchy/whatever vs organization.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:54 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Several times I have had a warning from my virus protection while posting on Facebook. Sometimes I cannot go there, because I am warned that my computer could possibly stop working if I stay on the website. My computer has a lot of space for information, so I have no idea what is going on.
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