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People do grow out of ongoing identity production, but not for quite some time.
(Hell, i still haven't.) Friendster tried to stop this, wanting people to be serious and fit into pre-defined checkboxes - to know who they are.
My Space did not try to force people's connecting practices into pre-existing ideas of what be.
They let the practice evolve as users saw fit, without criticism, without restriction. They used it to flirt, to advertise bands and activities, to offer cultural kudos. While many did not come to Friendster to get laid (just as they say they don't go to bars to get laid), places where large numbers of hott singles hang out are bound to attract other singles, regardless of whether or not they want to admit that they're looking for sex.
Of course, it never completely goes away, especially since My Space acknowledges that not all "friends" are friends and no one bats an eye if someone collects hundreds of people.
It's more like a process of namaste - i acknowledge your soul and you acknowledge mine.
By and large, the early adopters were living in a region different from their hometown (or living in their hometown post-college and cranky about it).
Finding "lost" friends was a fun game - people wanted to connect.
When Friendster launched, it was quickly inhabited by populations who had good reasons to connect with each other.Youth and alienated populations are inclined to spend more time going through identity development processes because they are trying to "figure out who they are." Blogs and profiles are particularly supportive of this.Of course, blogs require having something to say while profiles let you write yourself into being via collage.There is no single answer, but there are a lot of factors that must be considered.To an outsider, Friendster and My Space seem identical. They are rooted in different cultural practices and values.
From this, there was the emergence of band profiles, giving musicians an opportunity to create identity and have a place to point fans to. Friendster squelched this fast because they saw themselves as a dating site.