MySpace vs. FaceBook, the Face-Off

Hi, my name is Chris and I am going to post to Web-World Watch for a few days. Nancy is my Mom and she has asked me to write about some of the cool things on the Web that I really like. So here’s my face off between Facebook and MySpace.

MySpace has been the leading personal info site for about two years now and they finally have some competition.

This new site, FaceBook, is another site that has recently started to be noticed by people. It is also a personal info site for the things that MySpace used to be used for such as dating, friends, networking and serious relationships.

FaceBook seems to be aimed towards an older crowd since it doesn’t have the same layout features that MySpace has. Some of the features that I like about My Space are as the background layouts, being able to put songs on your page to reflect the kind of music you like, and many other things that drew kids and teenagers into MySpace.

Although MySpace was originally created to help underground music artists to become noticed. It was quickly picked up by single persons as a means of expression and group communication as well as even the high school crowd.

Now many people are making two accounts one for MySpace and one for FaceBook just to keep up with all their friends. Some people like Facebook better because not everyone was into the flash appearance of MySpace and just wanted a simple page to reveal things about themselves for others to know and to meet new people.

Personally I like MySpace better. I like the ability to customize my layout, get music, and backgrounds. I find Facebook too sterile and not interactive enough. But hey that is just my personal preference.

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Google Audio Ads Sign Up

Wow, I have a client who has Google Audio ads enabled in their account, and I have just reviewed the interface. If you ever wanted to try radio advertising, now is the time! First click the link in our post title to sign up with Google to have the audio ad tab turned on in your Google AdWords account.

I am impressed with the features, ease of use, audio marketplace, and surprised at how little it actually costs to advertise on the radio.

I think that this will not only be good for radio, but really good for advertisers that are looking to move their message onto radio.

There is one caveat, you can do your own set up, but my impression was if you have the money to have a specialized consultant help you make the right radio station and pricing choices within the Google control panel, you may have better results. I have been working with a client Ken Kohl who is just that, a radio expert. I know that the first client that I have who wants Google Audio ads, I will send to Ken.

This is a new ad format that I think will revolutionize Google and marketing on the Web. Print, web, digital, and television are all converging into one new mass marketplace!

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