September 21, 2006

Facebook, Riding a Web Trend, Flirts With a Big-Money Deal

For some reason, I was contacted by the WSJ to talk about quitting MySpace.

Some teenagers who once embraced social networking have started to shun such sites, saying they have become too popular and commercial. “It’s like a bad party, where you’ve got too many people talking too loud and you can’t enjoy yourself,” says Carlo Montagnino, a 22-year-old living New York who killed his MySpace profile this summer. Mr. Montagnino says he was sick of reading the innermost thoughts of his 500 online “friends.”

“I don’t care about the food they ate that day, I don’t care about the new poem they wrote, or the pictures of their birthday party,” he says.