I’ll preface this by saying that I don’t really understand the appeal of MySpace. I get the concept, and I understand others really enjoy it, but I personally find it annoying.
It’s almost as if a time warp occurred and took us back to the heyday of bad web design in the late 1990s. It’s all there. The annoying music on every page, the horrible java scripts that make images fuzzy when you mouse over. It’s like the animated gif and MIDI craze all over again. I lived through that once, and don’t really care to go back.
But anyway, I digress.
Apparently MySpace is bowing to public pressure. Having gotten tired of hearing how vile they are on EVERY FRIGGIN’ NEWS CAST, they are instituting a new system that prevents those over 18 from contacting those under 18.
It’s a reasonable change to make, but it’s sad that they have to do it. This change is due to two things – the fact that some people refuse to be responsible parents and the lack of a public saftey policy that mandates the death penalty for child molesting. I’d be in favor of both.