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3 posts • joined 11 Oct 2007

MySpace hides in bathroom ahead of make-over

ben carroll
Paris Hilton

User friendly?

I hope it will become more user friendly, the flash adverts everywhere are a nightmare.

I have used myspace for a few months now - its an invaluable free tool for my music promotion company, but I still have no idea how to use it properly. While I have a personal profile on Facebook, and use it from time-to-time to see what my actual real-life friends are up to, many of them are currently travelling and its nice to stay up-to-date I have always avoided Myspace because it is overwhelmingly for kids and teens, like social-networking for babies, for people who have never experienced seperation from friends or ever made good friends with people they met while travelling.

While I'm pleased myspace exists because of the benefits to my business, I don't feel it will ever lose the 'stigma' of being a site largely for teens. Hopefully the changes will make the site easier to use, and hopefully I will be able to use it without some hideous music blasting out (enable/disable autoplay switch on your account for other profiles would be a good feature) and due to differing layouts and styles spending more time looking for the stop button than anything meaningful.

Oh and on top of all that, since I put my status to single I get flash adverts from match.com everwhere with a video of a girl that looks so similar to my ex the first time I saw it I thought it was her, now that's a kick in the teeth!.

/Ben

Paris - because I bet she can work myspace better than I ever will.

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UK gov advisor proposes 'licence to smoke'

ben carroll
Alert

And then...

And then what else will this be considered acceptable for?. Will everyone who wants to drink more than 8 pints a week have to attend alcohol abuse workshops? How about attaching a pedometer to everyone to ensure you walk 2000 steps a day (or whatever is recommended). Yes smoking is stupid, and I certainly agree that nobody else be subject to something harmful, and therefore agree with the ban in public. As many people do, I smoke socially, while having possibly a beer or 2 more than I should, after working 80hours in front of a computer. Yet I have the sense to eat well, keep fit and pay all those taxes. I also have to take daily meds for epilepsy and get regular check-ups to ensure I'm not caving in from the inside, but I still don't see why I should have to endure a process such as this.

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MoD in £270m splurge on extra HQ computer terminals

ben carroll

EDS/Fujitsu British?

Graham Human, EDS and Fujitsu are not British, and believe me they are kicking at the heels to "offshore". I was the guy that worked for Atlas, my first job at EDS was "off shored" to Hungary. If it wasn't for the UK Govt insisting that the likes of Rolls Royce, Defence, BP and the prison service accounts remained in the UK these companies would have moved these key British companies sensitive details to developing countries with no regard for our national security. While I couldn't possibly know how they can justify the costs displayed here, I think we should be willing to pay a little more to keep this stuff in the UK (and I think my ex colleagues would agree!).

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