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Thought: Myspace is full of anonymous fakes…ways to tell that the profile is not real…

So are you the type of myspace user that is willing to add anything that sends you an add request? Are you the type of myspace user that adds people you don’t even know? Or did you come across a myspace fake anonymous just to cyberbully you?

Here are easy ways to tell if the myspace account is anonymous and fake. Many people in myspace aren’t really who they are. When I had my music account up, I came across a lot of fakes so I know this with experience. It’s easy to tell that if a person in myspace is a fake.

Here is a step by step:

  • Their pictures in the photo galleries may look like the same person but if you look closely at each photo you can see that the photos is a different person, example, the face is not quite the same and the hair color of the person is a little different each photo. It’s just their way of trying to make the anonymous page look like a real person.
  • The myspace user uses a default picture that is not of themselves, just some random google images or photoshop work they did themselves.
  • You think you’re making friends with the user, they refuse to give out who they really are, they refuse to give their phone number or where they really live.
  • You want to meet the user in person to hang out like friends, they tell you where to meet, and surprise, they never show.
  • You don’t hear from the user much and rarely see it logging in often…it’s because they are too busy using their own “real” myspace account, switching back and forth to their real one and their anonymous one.
  • In the information they write about like in the “About Me” stuff, they write silly and humorous things that a real person wouldn’t write about themselves, for example they write stuff like, “I’m fat and hairy, Richard Simmons is my hero” and stuff like that. They mainly write nasty and obscene things in the “General Interests”, and “About Me” stuff just to press your buttons.
  • In the comments section, you never see real people interacting with the myspace fake user, it’s mostly either advertisements and myspace hacked accounts posting stuff, for example, you never see the fake users friends calling them by the real name and just posting ads in the comments. Mostly hacked faked accounts. If there were real people in there, they would just be making fun of you.

And there you go. I can completely understand why people with myspace accounts only add people they know ’cause they don’t want to run into fakes. Myspace is a whole world of fake people.

Nothing wrong with adding strangers and trying to make friends with people you don’t know in myspace, but you gotta be careful. Just make sure they are truly a real person and make sure you can trust him or her long enough first.

Kev

 

Thought: About embedding a widget jukebox player into this blog…

I just read in the help section of wordpress that wordpress doesn’t allow media outside of wordpress to embedd into this blog, like other widgets elsewhere and stuff like that. So look like the media widget mp3 player is out, I can’t do it here. Now I figured out why I couldn’t do it!

Oh well, this weekend, I’ll link my soundclick page to the side of this blog at the “blogroll” section and you can hear my tunes from there. At my soundclick page, I got older songs on there from last year but I plan on using my soundclick page for my music only.

I’ve been writing songs again. Been coming up with a lot of great ideas. Can’t wait to finish ’em, record ’em and get ’em online.

Last week when I picked up “Grand Theft Auto IV” videogame, I picked up the “Guitar DVD – How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar” instructional DVD/booklet that only costed $10.00, it’s a guitar instruction series made by Andy Aledort who is the Guitar World editor/transcriber. I looked through the booklet of the DVD pretty quickly and I pretty much already know everything in it. With myself being an acoustic guitarist. I would say I am pretty dedicated to rhythym guitar. Now my lead guitar playing could get worked on a little more but this DVD instructional set will help play lead guitar better. I want to get better at guitar solos, it’s the main reason I picked up the instrument to become a kick ass lead guitarist. I’m doing everything I can to get up there.

My blog is a good promoting tool for my gigs ’cause I know everyone in the Capital District is reading this thing. Most people who came to my shows in the past have been mostly my blog readers and it’s a great feeling. It’s not a delusion ’cause I know what I see and it’s the truth. If the entire Capital District wasn’t reading my blog, then it wouldn’t have gotten a nod in the Metroland twice in a row.

I just want nothing to do with myspace. Too many whack jobs in that site. I feel good without it. I’m still considering going to Facebook though. When I make an account there I’ll let you know.

I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto IV a lot and I’m still amazed and in awe of how realistic that game is. Ok, that’s it for now, I figure I would talk about something other than “news entertainment” topics for a change.

Kev

 

Back from the mall…

I just got back from the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Yes, I did pick up Grand Theft Auto IV for PS3 at Best Buy. Best Buy wasn’t mobbed at all as a matter of fact, it was easy to pick up. I just walked in and grabbed the game.

I did pick up a music CD too. I almost bought Madonna’s “Hard Candy” but I put it back and bought Kate Nash’s new CD “Made of Bricks” instead. I’ll get Madonna’s new album another time.

I did see a movie today just to make time pass by even if there was nothing playing in theater so I decided to check out “The Forbidden Kingdom”, the action flick starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the movie was actually pretty good and entertaining to keep it small and brief. I’m not going to bother reviewing that film.

Like I said, I’m going to complete “God Of War” first before I start GTA IV.

So far I have three games for the PS3… “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock”, “Viking: The Battle of Asgard” and “Grand Theft Auto IV”. I bought that “Viking” game a couple of weeks ago and haven’t even played it yet. So many games to play so little time.

I won’t buy any new games for a while since I have plenty that will keep me busy.

Kev

Thought: No more myspace for the Brock…

I have decided to cancel my myspace music account today. I am actually thinking about leaving that stupid site for good. Myspace is in fact a crappy site, I actually despise it, I’ve been hating on myspace for the longest time. So many weird and crazy people in that site, people who are delusional and you can’t trust anyone there. I can explain so many reasons I hate that site. See the post I did before “10 Reasons to Hate Myspace” several entries back.

As far as uploading my music goes, there are other sites where I can do that. I’ll just go to my soundclick music page. I don’t like myspace at all. The site is pure crap.

What’s funny is that most bands and musicians think “myspace” is a great promoting tool for your music, hate to burst your bubble, but it is not. “Myspace” does not get people out to shows. I will explain more on that another time.

Myspace is a disgrace to this society. I feel much better without it and it’ll help me become less addicted to the site. There is more to life than myspace and I have found better things to do than that site. I’m thinking about cancelling my personal account too.

Thanks for your understanding.

Kev

 

Thought: Reasons to hate myspace…the truth about the popular friend web hangout…

You think “myspace” is a good place to hangout online to make new and old friends or keep in touch with people you already to know?

Here are reasons to hate the site:

  • About bands/music artists: If you think you are going to go into the site to make friends with your favorite bands and music artists, think again. A lot of music artists in that site could give a rats ass about you. They are only in there for networking and promoting their music, period. I’ve said it before that just because a band has more than 10,000 friends doesn’t make them a star or well known.
  • Myspace is mostly a promoting site: All them famous celebrities that have official accounts, famous bands, supermodels, actors/actresses, companies, film makers, comedians, political figures, etc. They are only there to plug in their careers, they aren’t there to chat with you. Figure it out.
  • Finding a date in myspace: If you’re looking for a girlfriend or boyfriend or just looking for a fuck buddy in a one night stand in myspace, that stuff could work but it can be very risky. How do you know if the woman you’re talking to is really a woman? It could be really a man just to harrass you for fun, an anonymous person just to poke at you (Megan Meier story below as an example). Nothing wrong with finding a relationship or sex with random people in myspace as long you be careful, keeping it legal and all that. Plus, if you’re looking to hook up sex with random people in myspace, how do you know if they are clean with drugs or sexual diseases?
  • Threatening to delete/block users if you don’t talk to them: I completely understand that people are in myspace for true friends to keep in touch in a daily basis, but I think it’s absolutely pathetic that people threaten to block/delete other users if they don’t talk to them. If I add people in my personal account, I keep them on my friendslists and leave them right there even if they don’t talk to me at all. Sorry to say this, but when you see people not talking to you at all even if you know them well, that means they have a life and have better things to do than hang in myspace all the time. If you’re the type of person that threatens to delete/block people ’cause they don’t talk to you… have you come to realize that you have no life and hang in myspace too much? I don’t talk to people much in myspace ’cause I have better things to do than hang in that site everyday and all day. Think about it now…
  • Private personal profiles are for cowards: I don’t turn my personal myspace profile (not my music page) to private ’cause I want people to know who I am before they send me an add request. If you turn your myspace profile to private, you are obviously hiding something from people out there. I have nothing to hide. It’s why I make things public so people can see.
  • Women complaining about men sending them “sexual” comments: I’ve seen this quite a lot in myspace and it can get quite entertaining. The women in myspace who whine about men sending them “sexual” comments like, “I wanna fuck you” or “You have a great body, I wanna lick your tits”, etc., calling them out and threatening to ban/delete them from the page or worse call law enforcement. Time out. If ladies don’t want sexual comments in myspace, then they shouldn’t be posting up half naked pics of them or in their bios section in the “hobbies/interests” write up, the women write “I like sex”, if you women put that stuff up there, this is exactly what you’re gonna get. So don’t blame the men, you have to look at how you create your myspace page that attracts men to your page. Use common sense.
  • Anonymous cyber bullying harrassment: This type of thing goes on quite a lot too. Ways to tell if someone bullying you is anonymous is if their typing style is weird and they refuse to reveal who they really are. This is the point of people going anonymous ’cause they don’t want you know who they are. They do this so they can avoid getting in trouble by myspace staff or so they won’t get investigated by law enforcement. Look at that Megan Meier story below in the previous entry, law enforcement found out the anonymous cyberbully that harrassed Megan in matter of seconds. They can run but they can not hide, law enforcement are computer geniuses and they will track the harrasser down no matter how anonymous you get. You have the right to report to law enforcement as long as you have the evidence. People has gotten arrested for cyberbullying and harrasment over myspace. The thing with myspace is that you can’t blame the site with myspace harrassment, it’s just the way people are in real life. Just a bunch of unhappy depressed people who have nothing going on in their lives. Best thing to do is ignore all cyberbullying and negative messages in myspace completely, and it will go away.
  • Myspace errors and bad servers: One thing that pisses me off so much in myspace that things hardily ever work in myspace, one thing the picture gallerys is not working, the commenting stops working, myspace e-mails, etc. It even pisses me off when maintenance closes down my page for “your account is closed for maintenance will be back shortly”. Myspace is such crap that they fail to keep the site in working order 24/7.

So there you go, there are some reasons that myspace is not so “glorifying” as people think it is. If News Corp. ever happens to close down myspace for whatever reason in the future, I won’t feel heartbroken about it at all, I would say good riddance if that ever happens. There’s certainly more to life than “myspace”.

Kev

Report: Teen describes role in “myspace” hoax…

Remember last year the report of the 13 year old girl, Megan Meier, who committed suicide over myspace harrassment? The story has been getting strong national attention as of late. Another teenage girl Ashley Grills is responsible for all this because she was posing as a boy named Josh Evans, she just found some random picture online of a good looking boy and started flirting with Megan as a boy, then the online chat became aggressive harrassment saying to Megan that “the world would be a better place without you” and harsh things like that. Since Megan’s suicide, Ashley Grills became suicidal and felt really guilty ever since.

The Associated Press:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gg5xCtQtLBF6vJqWXStItGEOsJfwD8VPCSRG0

Use myspace wisely and carefully kids. It maybe a fun and addictive site, but honestly, I don’t like it. I don’t like myspace at all, as a matter of fact, I hate it so much.

I always thought about deleting both my music and personal myspace profiles but I can’t because I have to use the site to “network” local music, it’s the only place where I can get gigs, plus I use my personal profile to keep in touch with friends/family that I know well.

As you noticed I’ve been taking lesser time from myspace, I’ve been finding better things to do than hang on the computer. It seems like people don’t really use myspace as a place for friends that everyone claims. They seem to use it as their own little drama soap box. You can’t trust anybody in that stupid site.  

I’ll have a myspace “rant” later on today.

Kev

Thought: Movie rentals…

I worked a full 10 hour shift at my part time job today and for some reason, I don’t feel all that tired. I must feel energetic and upbeat today, that could be it.

Last night, I finally watched the movie “No Country For Old Men”, and the movie was fuckin’ amazing! Oh my god, that movie was one of the bests I’ve seen in a long time! Josh Brolin played such an awesome character, and of course, I loved Javier Bardem’s character as well. I would have to say that “No Country For Old Men” easily headed up to one of my top 10 favorite films of all times. I plan on buying the Blu-Ray for that movie sometime most definitely! Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

On the way home from work, I stopped at the video rental store and rented 3 films… I rented “Michael Clayton”, “Death Sentence”, and “We Own the Night”. I’ll be watching those 3 movies tonight to relax after a long day of work. I’ll let you know my thoughts on those films.

Not much to blog about today, maybe more tomorrow.

Kev