Friday, March 14, 2008

I don't want to punch the monkey

The problem with MySpace -- and Facebook, and Drudge Report, and many other sites -- is that they seem so ad-heavy. Especially MySpace. I'm really tired of those Flash ads that invite you to punch the monkey or take a picture of the girl in the bikini or whatever. Not only do they distract me, they slow down load times.

One great way to handle this issue is to use the mobile version of the sites. Facebook and MySpace both have decently featured mobile sites with no Flash, few or no ads, and less superfluous contextual information than the full versions. I access both sites more through my mobile phone than the desktop client anyway, so I'm familiar with them. Take a look and see what you think.

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