Facebook's Bland Face

There are many reasons I am ambivalent towards Facebook. Most of these are half-formed feelings; one which isn’t is Facebook’s bland, impersonal look. I used to see this as “clean” and “unfussy”; now it is dull and tedious. Blue, blue, blue…

Myspace is garish, but it’s also exciting. The scope for customisation is ample opportunity for making the space your own. I have freedom on my myspace page to create a crazy, messy page; to have eye-straining purple stripes; to have some fun and express myself.

On Facebook I’m squashed into an asphyxiating, regimented white & blue set of squares. The anarchic pages of Myspace have their own rough beauty.

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