Myspace announced Tuesday it was cutting some 500 jobs, nearly half of the staff of the troubled News Corp.-owned social network, which has been eclipsed by Facebook.

Hardly surprising and I never liked using MySpace to begin with. What with those annoying and glaring technicolored themes that users can plaster on to their profile pages. I am glad that Facebook did not allow this feature because it is one big reason why most people do not visit other people’s profiles.

Too many images, too many colors, too irritating to look at. Also, MySpace never went further beyond being a social networking site. It seemed they were contented to be just that seeing as they have millions of users. When Facebook came, well … you know the rest.

News Corp. bought Myspace for 580 million dollars in 2005 but it has been overtaken in recent years by Facebook, which has grown to more than 500 million members while Myspace’s numbers have dwindled.

I used to be an avid user of Multiply back when I was not into Flickr and there was still no Facebook. Even when Facebook came to be, I still used Multiply for photo sharing purposes. However, I noticed that when Facebook became a hit, Multiply seemed to be pressured to matching the hype that their competitor has because they overhauled their user interface to make it more like a social networking site rather than a photo sharing site.

Pretty soon, my email gets spammed with a lot of email messages from people whom I do not even know. I accepted the invites to some of them but the others? I do not even know why I receive their emails. It was getting annoying. It did not take long for me to press the REPORT SPAM button in my GMail inbox. And soon after that, I totally ditched Multiply.

Even so, I never liked the new user interface that they introduced. I preferred the old one. The spam emails made it worse.

I came across a new social networking site called Miimr.com where you can chat publicly with other people, about the topics that interests you such as movies, places, famous actors and much much more. So the question arises, what makes this different from other social networking sites?

Miimr is a place full of topics and conversations. For one thing, you have the option to follow that certain topic or not. That way, you will be updated real time in case any more entries come in. If you have used online forums before then you won’t have a hard time engaging in conversations with other members of this community.

The site looks pretty clean and navigating around its features and its user interface is pretty simple which I believe is a very important criteria for attracting new members. I usually give up using a site if I cannot even use it easily.

The Miimr database contains millions of records like people, places and everyday things around you. You can also tag your post with any of these records to either clarify your posts or have it associated with something. You can up topics that you are interested in and exchange ideas and opinions with other members following the thread.

Why don’t you create an account and see for yourself. It’s free! This way, you will understand more what miimir.com has to offer and appreciate its service with on hands experience.?p

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