Posts Tagged ‘MySpace’

Facebook or MySpace?

22 June, 2008
I wrote about MySpace and Facebook for ABBA fans in the March issue of the Official International ABBA Fan Club Magazine.

I don’t get MySpace. Its entire purpose seems to be how many “friends” you can collect. There doesn’t seem to be much interactivity there. Sure you can post photos and videos and blogs and comments, but is that it? I can’t see what else you can really do there.

There are a few ABBA groups on MySpace, but they’re all very quiet, most of them with only a few members. ABBA-related acts Ella Rouge and Nanne have official MySpace profiles, previewing music and videos. That seems to be what MySpace does best, as a portal between artists and fans.

But on Facebook there are other applications – games, quizzes and whatnot (as annoying as some of them can be, and that stupid requirement to invite 20 friends is crap) – that can be added to a profile, and there seems to be a lot more interaction between friends. There are lots of ABBA groups, and some of them are quite active. Maybe not as active as some other forums out there, but they seem to be picking up.

ABBA World has presences on both MySpace (profile and group) and Facebook. So far, Facebook has attracted many members, while MySpace has attracted just a few friends.

Chasing ABBA

3 June, 2008

DJ Billy B has a dream. To play at the opening of ABBA the Museum, to gather ABBA rarities for the Museum, to find the world’s biggest ABBA fan, and to write a new song for ABBA to record.

He also wants to document his quest on a reality show on MTV. He’s posted his “pilot” on YouTube and has a MySpace profile.

Will he succeed? We’ll have to check back with Billy to follow his progress.

ABBA the Museum opens one year from today.

Chasing ABBA Fan Search – MySpace
djbillyb2000 Channel – You Tube

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