Not only were there comment boxes and bulletin boards, there were a whole bunch of generators, including curser generators, mood generators and everything you could possibly think of to glamorize you page. Was there anything that Myspace couldn’t do? They could even provide video game sources on these pages. I bet if Myspace didn’t shut down, they could have provided Hamilton Towing Services for us too. Tom Anderson, you were the original social media king and they should have included you in the movie the social network. Maybe Justin Timberlake could have played your part instead.
Now that your bulletin board is filled with your status at 12 years old, meaning you were ’12 years young’, ‘soccer is life’ and ‘single’ it is time to generate as many glittery cursers and word murmurs as you can. This iconic way of MySpace History was also similar some of the things you had in your MSN name. Can we talk about that for a second? Remember how you would sign in and out 4 times to let your crush know you are online. Now we just have Snap chat. You are never, not online with that along with text message. I miss the way things used to be.
MySpace Generators are now updated and we call them GIFs. These short little videos allow us to see things like a scene from a movie. It is also used as a boomerang mechanism, replaying the video in under two seconds. We use these short videos to show our point about something. We wonder why we all can’t focus in school or at something for more than 10 seconds. In order to get these generators you had to follow the embedded code so therefore you must copy the complete URL in the editing portion of your ‘space’. I don’t think it is acceptable to word it like that but I thought I would give it a try.
It was even possible to have Christmas and other holiday themes. Remember it was only acceptable to have glittery things if you were a girl from age 9-12. This was also back in the Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch days. You would walk into the store and need an oxygen mask. It was necessary to have clothing like this in your profile picture as well.
You could even make generators with the words including themes of your favourite TV show. The fangirl TV shows that these word generators referred to was the OC and One Tree Hill. Let me guess, the letters of your generator said “I don’t wanna be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately”. That OTH song is still probably one of the best theme songs I’ve heard in years.