Activate the built-in tools to use MySpace safely
Trick out your profile, meet new people, and promote your talents on MySpace
MySpace is the place to connect with friends online and this book helps you make the most of it. Here's how to customize your profile so it stands out in a crowd, create or join groups, send event invites, share photos, steer clear of bad guys, and even show off your talents or get your band discovered!
Discover how to
- Set up your account and profile
- Add photos and music
- Use MySpace safety tools
- Find friends and keep in touch
- Market your talent
- Personalize your profile
Greetings, and welcome to MySpace For Dummies. The last time we checked, there were over 115 million profiles registered on MySpace. When we started writing this book, there were a mere 70 million. By the time our manuscript gets edited, this book is printed and shipped to your neighborhood bookstore, and you pick it up, that number might be over 150 million profiles. Maybe 200 million? 300 million? In short, this MySpace thing is huge and it’s still growing.
Like so many technological tools and services these days, MySpace doesn’t come with a user manual or guidebook to help you figure out how the site works. If you’re like a lot of people out there in the online world, you enjoy using the Internet to keep in touch with your friends — but you don’t have the time, energy, or interest to spend forever figuring out how things work. You just want to have fun and not stress out about the details of using your computer. We understand that feeling — and we’re here to help.
Think of us as the friendliest computer nerds you’ll ever know. We actually do keep up with all the geeky computer stuff that makes the guys with the pocket protectors and lab coats giddy — but we also know how to filter out the stuff you don’t care about and highlight the stuff you need to know. I guess our moms were right — we are quite a catch. And we’ve packaged it all together in chunks so when you need to know something about MySpace, you can read what you need and move on. Nothing dumb about that, huh?