I remember back to the days before FaceBook, before Twitter, there was a thing called MySpace, and there still is. Kind of. I have a space on MySpace, but now if I log into it, it is trying to get me to switch to the new MySpace. Not sure if I want to.
MySpace, I am still kind of mad at you. You said I could have free email, but then it stopped working. Try as I might, there was no tech support, or even any notice that you stopped offering the free email. I never found anyone who even cared enough to mention it. Like, everyone had assumed it was an act of desperation by MySpace and passed on the offer because they knew that the MySpace business model wouldn't support free email and this was all just an idle threat. At least one of my MySpace blogs is still up, and I can still get in and post blogs. Some other ones I can see are still there, but I can't get in because I forgot my password and the email I used to use is no longer there. There doesn't seem to be anyone there to help me, though.
Let's see. Who else can I complain about? The Bakersfield Californian offered free blogs, but then they gave up. I am actually not too sure about Bakotopia. They pulled a switch and then my blog was gone for a while, but it has returned. So far so good. Matt Munoz appears to be working for both The Californian and Bakotopia and he at least responded and fixed the glitch for the Bakotopia blogs.
TV dot com is a site that also cancelled my blog. I used to complain about the poor web design that would often have dropped the blog posts before they could be posted. I used a text editor and wrote them offline and just pasted it, because it really _______s to have something that you spent hours on vanish into thin air. TV dot com was very poorly designed and clumsy to post a blog on anyway. When I complained in my blog I thought that it might very well be futile, because the tech people were probably the same ones that designed the web site, and would be very reluctant to help me after the constant criticism. They at one time had a very expensive ad campaign, but should have spent less on ads and more on web development, IMHO. I could see this coming, see that it wasn't going to work. No big surprise when they cancelled the blogs. At least they gave me a warning and a chance to archive them. One thing I will say positive about TV dot com is that they had some good staff writers, or they still have some good staff writers. Also, you can look up TV listings if you want to see what is going to be on. Maybe if I hadn't been such a ________ they might have offered me a job as a staff writer.
OK, enough already with the venting. If anyone knows anything about what happened to MySpace free email accounts, let me know. Also, will the NEW IMPROVED MySpace be worth switching to, or should I hang onto my Classic MySpace like I do with my Classic IPod? Don't get me started on IPhones, ITouch, or touch screens. That is a rant-vent for a future day.