how to get instant friends on myspace

Buy them. MyspaceMan claims to be the first MySpace advertising agency of its kind. Give them $79, and they'll give you 1000 friends. From MIT Advertising Lab.


*IPHQ* said...

Not only is it sad to have to pay for friends, but it seems to kind of defeat the purpose of the whole MySpace thing in general. The thing that used to be great about MySpace is that it used to be filled with people who were actually networking and sharing things. Now it's full of a bunch of lame attempts and branding and advertising. I'm all about branding and advertising, but it used to be fun and a cool challenge to market your band or indie film on MySpace. Labels and studios would take notice if you managed to garner a ton of real interest all on your own. Now you can buy friends to make it look like you did all that? L-A-M-E.

darryl ohrt said...

Yes - i hear you - but isn't that kind of like creative neighborhoods in general? And anything cool, for that matter?

Artists typically move into the poor, and run-down neighborhoods. They make it cool. Then The Gap moves in. Rent goes up, and the artists move on to the next "cooler" neighborhood.

So the question is - where do the early adopter MySpace users move to now?

*IPHQ* said...

That analogy kind of works. I think one of the things that has hurt the MySpace cool factor is the fact that Dateline NBC runs a new internet predator story on it every week, too. And of course, local news likes to follow suit, so they run a different story about it every night.

So it's like MySpace has gone through the cycle a full time already. Artists moved in and made the poor neighborhood got popular and the Gap showed up and gangbangers and pushers have moved back in. Maybe we're so close to the cutting edge on this one we're bleeding. Hmmm.

Bruno said...

I think it makes tons of sense. Especially because I don't believe 8475 people actually want to be "friends" with fucking Miss Helga. I'd rather tell myself CP&B spent $600 than believe that eight thousand plus losers are actually adding a fictional character from a cheesy commercial (can you tell I'm not a fan?).

Great work on the blog, guys.

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