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Do you find yourself checking several hundred times a day? Do you neglect the other important things in life? How many bulletins did you post in the last hour? Is MySpace open in another window right now? If so, then you may have a problem. Here’s how to wean yourself off of MySpace so that you can resume living offline…

How to Defeat a MySpace Addiction

Steps

  • Admit you have a problem. This may be hard, but accepting that MySpace has taken over your life is an important step into overcoming your addiction. If you simply can’t resist the urge to check your home page, then it’s clear that MySpace is controlling you and not the other way around.
  • Stop communicating with people through MySpace and correspond with only those you know, as fellow addicts only contribute to your problem. If you don’t want to cut them off completely, consider just taking the friendships that you value off of MySpace. Get their phone numbers, email addresses, AIM screen names, ICQ numbers, or any other information that may be a way of contacting them outside of MySpace. (See Tips.)
  • Print out your page. You’ve probably personalized it and tweaked it to reflect your personality. In a way, it’s a work of art that you created. You don’t want it to be lost forever, so save a copy in print. Having a hard copy will make it easier to let go of your profile online.
  • Start deleting all of the images, comment boxes, background settings, songs, videos, and anything else you put on the page that didn’t come with it. Make it into a plain MySpace profile, like it was when you started it.
  • Post several bulletins announcing that you will be no longer available on MySpace.
  • Delete your main pictures, blog, comments, friends, etc. If your profile is set to private, set it back to normal. Reset the information about yourself.
  • Change the headline to “No Longer Available” or some other indicator that you no longer use MySpace.
  • Stop using MySpace. Get an e-mail filter and set it to block MySpace, Facebook, or any other similar sites.
  • Find other creative activities to do. Try to find activities that both amuse you in the short-term and benefit you in the long-term. MySpace only provides a short-term pleasure (usually).
  • Very importantly, keep in contact with your friends through phone, e-mail, or messenger! Not talking to them may make you want to return to MySpace.
  • After waiting a good month and re-establishing your life, go back and delete your MySpace. It shouldn’t, at this point, rip your heart out to do so.

Tips

  • People who hardly know you may not want to give you personal information and may feel uncomfortable interacting with you outside of MySpace.
  • Find other activities to do with your time. Learn to program, write a book, etc.
  • If MySpace is your homepage, change it to a personalized Google homepage.
  • If your real-life friends and family members use MySpace, inform them that you’re trying to stay away from it, and ask that they don’t sign on when you’re around.
  • It may be really hard to keep in touch with some people, especially if they are MySpace addicts. If you want to talk to them outside of MySpace, but they don’t sign onto AIM or you feel awkward calling them, you may want to try weaning them off MySpace as well. Remember, real friends don’t let friends be MySpace addicts.
  • If you’re like most people, MySpace will lose it’s appeal after a few weeks of steady or perhaps heavy use. Eventually the grandness will fade away and you will get sick of playing the waiting game for your friends to respond to your over-simplistic comments or messages. If you’re like me, nothing beats simply picking up the phone and calling your friends to see how they’re doing. Eventually, not only will you have no interests in signing on to MySpace, you will have no need to.
  • Change your password by closing your eyes and randomly typing. This may require you to copy and paste to confirm your new password. Just be diligent in not peeking or writing this down.

Warnings

  • MySpace addictions are serious matters and should not be taken lightly. If you or someone you know is addicted to MySpace (symptoms listed above), please help them immediately.
  • MySpace is now a site frequented by predators of a variety of types. It is strongly suggested that anyone associated with the site, either actively or not, to do everything possible to protect themselves from the constant trolling of those who would seek to take advantage of the site’s weaknesses and faults.

Things You’ll Need

  • Internet connection
  • Other activities to do
  • A strong will

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23 Responses

  1. Ummm..that was me but using swydm.com.
    Man,that was crazy and i would write few long pages about that.
    What can beat the addiction to this site is : COLD TURKEY.
    One day i just logged off after almost a year of being on the site for many hours..and didn’t want to log in again…ok,only to delete my profile.

  2. It’s your blog, go a head and blog about your swydm.com adventures.
    How long has that site been around? Looked like a myspace knock off almost. I know friendster and another site were before myspace.

  3. Oh no,some things are meant to be burried.Some thing are not worth remembering.And some things are more beautiful if they stay unspoken.
    I believe the site is online fro few years and they were promoting myspace.com on their registration page.How about that?

  4. I have an addiction but not to myspace. But my inbox gets molested TRILLIONS of times a day.

    Yes, I have a problem and I’m proud of it!!!

  5. C: That is funny they promoted myspace..
    Nicole: uhm your inbox gets molested? Do I dare to ask?

  6. Di i dare to ask too,Nicole?
    Ryan,now they are promoting theDilly.com.
    So i guess they are promoting every year another site.
    Very nice of them.

  7. That’s interesting C, I wonder why they are.

  8. Now i wonder too.

  9. yeah, maybe a partner site?

  10. Could be.I thought though myspace will be better but is so full of adds and that annoyes me a lot.

  11. Yes myspace has quite the number of ads. My adblock used to block them all.

  12. Mine too.In firefox isn’t a big deal,but i use a lot Avant and i still see some.
    Have you tried Avant and Maxthon?

  13. I tried both I believe. Avant got on my nerves because it had all those helpful buttons at the top right. T he different colors of the buttons distracted me. And when I tried it, I wasn’t a big feed guy nor want to deal with them, and it kept asking for feeds.

    I forget why I ditched Maxthon.

  14. I believe that one with the feeds was Maxthon but you can disable that.
    In Avant as well as in Maxthon you can do lots of changes and at the end they are actually beatiful.

  15. Nope I am about 100% sure it was Avant.
    I think I did a look in both to cut out things, and neither was right out in the open. I was just looking at them to basically shut up a coworker. I am happy with Firefox.

  16. Firefox is THE browser,but the other two are good as well.

  17. yes…but I am not the one that is/was so worried about security. 😉

  18. Lmao!I knew that’ll come back to me. : D

  19. LOL Yup, sorry

  20. Eheheh!
    I am so lost right now between all this comments.
    I can’t remember all the posts anymore.

  21. lol, do you mean the comments across like 4 post?

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  23. Be wise to use social network site.

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