Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I really think MySpace is going to self-destruct

I love MySpace. I really do. But as much as I've been enjoying it and all the cool audience members and friends it's allowed me to connected with, it saddens me to hear the following story from the AP.

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Two teenagers were charged with setting fires in suburban Washington after they bragged about the blazes on MySpace.com, authorities said.

Stores, vehicles, a bowling alley and two school buses were set on fire between Jan. 20 and April 16. Investigators got a tip to check out the online social networking site MySpace.com, where they found photos and descriptions.

"The significant thing is they posted on the Internet, and bragged about the fires, and that certainly allowed us to break the case," county Fire Chief Thomas W. Carr Jr. said. "They posted photos of these fires."


I feel bad because it's not Tom's fault. It's not MySpace's fault. But every month it seems like two things always happen:

1) MySpace climbs closer and closer to 100 million users.

2) I seem to read another crime-related story about these morons who get arrested via MySpace, which reaffirms my hypothesis:

IN 2007, MYSPACE WILL BECOME TOO BIG AND TOO CONTROVERSIAL THAT IT WILL SELF-DESTRUCT.

You heard it here first. That's my prediction. Sorry, Tom! I love MySpace, but I fear for its future.

LET ME ASK YA THIS...

What lies ahead for MySpace?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com