I have always said that myspace is a complete wast of time. Here is why! (Taken From An Integrity Online Email)
At Integrity Online we received many customer requests to block Xanga and
MySpace, as well as some customer requests to keep them open. We have researched,
at great length, the pros and cons of free, unmonitored, Web Logs (“Blogs”)
such as these. It has become clear to us that in order to provide the best
filter protection to our customers, we must block xanga.com and myspace.com.
Blog hosts like these do not monitor, filter, or block the content of the
Blogs they publish for all to view. Children can easily access these Blogs,
and millions of these Blogs have proven themselves to be obscene and even dangerous.
As part of our research, we chose some words that might be used by ministries
or businesses and searched for them on myspace.com. The “hits”are
how many times these words are found on MySpace Blogs.
Bible Study 246,000 hits
Salvation 238,000 hits
Ministry 711,000 hits
Investment 82,400 hits
Medicine 571,000 hits
Architecture 164,000 hits
Antiques 25,700 hits
Now compare these words above with some obscene words below, that we searched
on MySpace Blogs. These figures are beyond belief but sadly true.
Sex 9,960,000 hits
F*** 13,900,000 hits
Porn 2,300,000 hits
Sh** 17,700,000 hits
Nude 5,380,000 hits
More threatening to our customers are the dangers to children. National headlines
have been made with tragic stories of sex crimes carried out against teenagers,
and even younger children, through contact on these Blog sites. Please read:
MySpace.com Raising Flags for Parents
Man Hunts Underage Girls on MySpace
Men used MySpace.com to Meet Underage Girls for Sex
MySpace Prank Results in Sex Crime Arrest
Parents Shocked at MySpace Content — Parents Find Teens Revealing Information
FBI Agent on Children and Internet Safety
We are Integrity Online. Our name states our mission. We’re here to protect
you and we know that’s why you’ve chosen us. The Integrity Online Family thanks
you for supporting us in our mission to keep the Internet safe.
This is a big step for Integrity and the right one. If you have not heard
about what Integrity Online is, check it out.
If you have kids in the house this is a must.
You might ask yourself if we are so against myspace why do we have a myspace
page? We do not use XXXchurch.com to promote a myspace page. With almost 50
million members on myspace.com we recently created a myspace page for XXXchurch.com
to let the people on myspace know about xxxchurch.com. We are opposed to porn
but we go to porn shows…so having a page on myspace does not mean we are
in favor of it.