Thursday, May 18, 2006

A Friendster Quandry

Back in the good old days before MySpace had become the ever-expanding blob... err, social network girding the internet, I was a loyal user of Friendster, and because they didn't have groups, musicians or other things to connect fans, I sort of fudged things and made a fakester for a certain musical act who shall remain nameless(because profiles have a tendency to disappear when they are publicly acknowledged). I made it clear that I wasn't the group in question, and I quickly gathered the requisite 500 "friends" for them, and all was well.

Fast Forward about 30 months, and I notice this group now has an official profile at MySpace run by their long-time manager (who is very friendly to fans of the group and very accessible on their official forums and at other venues around cyberspace).

I really like this band, and on some level, I sort of want to turn over that account to their long-time manager so that it is in more "official" hands, but I don't know if I should, because I am not really hurting them or their exposure levels.

What do you think I should do with this account?


CyberCelt said...

If you are not going to keep it up or don't want to do it any longer, then offer it to them.

If you are thinking about giving it to them because you feel you must, then do not offer it to them.

Have sites linked together is a good thing.

MC said...

I think I am going to contact them. I'd feel better and they would benefit, so it is win-win.