MySpace was the first social network site that I joined. I heard of it through a friend that lived in California. When I first became a member there were roughly 30,000 people on there. I would like to consider myself ahead of the curve in that discovery! At the time MySpace was great for networking (since I was in a band), and dating. The site utilized the ideas of C.R.A.P pretty well, and it was easy to navigate, not to mention free!
Facebook came along, and I was not a fan. It seemed most people that had Facebook profiles were students. At the time I felt out of place, plus I was accustomed to MySpace. I found Facebook, significantly harder to navigate, and most of the people in my circle didn’t have an account because they were not students. Somewhere down the road and I can’t account for an exact date, I switched to Facebook. At the beginning of the school year, teens were asking "Are you on MySpace? Yes or No?" At the end of the school year, the question had transformed to "MySpace or Facebook?" Since I came back to college, most of the people were using Facebook. Utilizing the data from The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online, it does make sense.
I still have my MySpace account and check it periodically. The majority of people in a random search are either African American, or Latino. This could be the social division that Boyd mentions. I am not sure if it is the reason I made the switch to Facebook. In fact it is not the reason. MySpace has technical issues that make it difficult to cyber stalk. The website takes forever to load, and they made a bunch of changes to make it more confusing and difficult to navigate. I’m not sure it has to do with demographics, or social upbringing, but more with Attention Deficit Disorder.