Monday, April 25, 2011

Fleet Foxes: MySpace is "useless"

Robin Pecknold has rolled frustration with a specific feature of MySpace into a pretty fair denunciation of where the decaying site went wrong.

At first, he was just annoyed about how anyone could add dates for Fleet Foxes and they'd show up on the band's profile:

"The myspace show thing is seriously fucked. People add us to shows and we can't delete it but shows up on our page. Your site does harm."
Then, a cry to be set free:
Can someone on the inside PLEASE mercy-kill our myspace page. We aren't opening for Take That. Jesus.
But, hey, it would be nice to be asked, right, Robin?

Robin tweeted all that. Spinner were happy to give him a bit more space to expand on his argument:
"It's just so frustrating that they won't delete our page. It's been months and it's just sad because I used to use MySpace to check out bands all the time and now it's completely useless.

"It's sad that they ended up totally shitting the bed. But nothing can be done at this point.

"It just stayed the same and as older people got more used to using the Internet, MySpace had nothing to offer them. Everyone's mom has a Facebook page but my mom never had a MySpace page. It's like they didn't account for the changing demographics of the Internet."
A social network dying because your parents didn't discover it. We're living in an internet ages of wonders, aren't we?