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class divide: facebook v. myspace

i read a fun article about the class divide of facebook and myspace.

The goodie two shoes, jocks, athletes, or other “good” kids are now going to Facebook. These kids tend to come from families who emphasize education and going to college. They are part of what we’d call hegemonic society. They are primarily white, but not exclusively. They are in honors classes, looking forward to the prom, and live in a world dictated by after school activities.

MySpace is still home for Latino/Hispanic teens, immigrant teens, “burnouts,” “alternative kids,” “art fags,” punks, emos, goths, gangstas, queer kids, and other kids who didn’t play into the dominant high school popularity paradigm. These are kids whose parents didn’t go to college, who are expected to get a job when they finish high school. These are the teens who plan to go into the military immediately after schools. Teens who are really into music or in a band are also on MySpace. MySpace has most of the kids who are socially ostracized at school because they are geeks, freaks, or queers.

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facebook is lame

I remember the days when facebook was exclusive and fun and I poked until my day would end. then, the people at facebook started stealing away my fun by allowing creepers from everywhere, not just college.

Then they started adding these applications many of which didn’t work for at least the first week of being available. Also, so many of them are doubles; how many ways can I show people which countries I’ve been to.

I miss the old days of facebook. Please come back to me.

Hello world!

I am going to use this to blog about my life in Wuhan.

Important info: I don’t have a tutor in Mandarin or a job in Philly. I should be studying non-stop. Instead, I’m very busy with facebook.