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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Goodbye MySpace.com

Just think of all of those college kids who won't be able to keep up with their friends two doors down from them in the dorms. What are they going to do now?

They might actually have to walk 15 feet down the hall!!
Texas College Bans MySpace.com

(AP) Del Mar College students now have to use computers outside the school's system if they want to visit the popular Web site MySpace.com.

The community college has blocked the site in response to complaints about sluggish Internet speed on campus computers.

An investigation found that heavy traffic at MySpace.com was eating up too much bandwidth, said August Alfonso, the school's chief of information and technology. Forty percent of daily Internet traffic at the college involved the site, he said.
This kid has a good point.
"We pay for school and the resources that are used," said Zeke Santos, 20. "It's our choice, we're the ones paying for our classes. If we pass or fail, it's up to us."
However, those same kids who say, "I'm paying for it," often blame the school for their academic failure.

As for me, if you want to track me down, you won't be able to find me on MySpace. You'll have to go back to the stone age of email.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie declared,

Well, I must be even further in the Stone Age than you. I don't even know what MySpace.com is... And now, I'm not sure I want to.

4/25/2006 1:57 PM  
Blogger kristi noser declared,

Sheesh Joey, get with the cool kids already. Oh, by the way, want a cigarette? No? Chicken. C'mon, your mom will never find out...

4/25/2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Except that my mom reads this blog, so she probably WILL find out! Thanks for telling everyone and making it public. Now I'll never be able to be cool!

4/26/2006 9:27 AM  
Blogger Sara declared,

Myspace is great! It makes it easy to keep up with friends from across the country (I don't use it for people I see all the time). I agree that the school shouldn't put a ban on it. I'm curious if the schools bans other things, such as porn. That would be kinda weird if they didn't block out porn but did block myspace.

4/26/2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

I disagree. The purpose of the school is chiefly academic. The social aspect is part of it, but not the crux of the school's purpose. Additionally, the "social life" (or lack thereof) created by MySpace is not one on campus. It is largely national and international. Therefore, when considering the purpose of universities, it makes sense that they would ban it. The site doesn't fit into their purpose, and if 40% of traffic is being consumed in something that doesn't serve their purpose - and actually hurts it - that "something" should be scrapped.

4/26/2006 5:56 PM  

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