7/02/2009 05:09:00 PM

The Digital Ghetto that is MySpace

Danah Boyd, a social media researcher, believes that the rise of Facebook and the abandonment of MySpace "… was modern day ‘white flight’.”

She goes on to explain how sites like MySpace and Facebook are mirroring, even magnifying, our social, political and class divides.

Personally, I dislike MySpace because it breaks one of the cardinal commandments of the internet - "Music shall not begin playing of its own accord" - plus, it makes my eyes bleed.

I rest my case.