It appears that a MySpace user, whose account has recently been deleted, was caught plagiarizing posts from some of the most famous mommy and daddy bloggers around. The 18-year-old plagiarizer from Las Vegas somehow found a way to pass off the original, personal stories of MetroDad — a 37-year-old Korean father from New York City — as her own.
MetroDad is a very funny guy. And he has written an incredible rant about MySpace. It is definitely worth reading.
Yes, MySpace is great for bands promoting their music and for visitors to hear a bunch of music easily, but I have to say, I don't really understand the MySpace scene. Almost everyone I know on MySpace is under 30, and they post items and images of themselves that would make most people blush. (But apparently not those on MySpace.)
I used to have a diary when I was 8 years old that had a combination lock on it. A combination lock. I remember how lucky I felt to have a combination lock on my diary, as I did not want my parents or 6-year-old brother to read about how much I loved The Chronicles of Narnia, that I wanted to be Uhura from Star Trek (see photo) when I grew up, and that Close Encounters of the Third Kind was the best movie ever. I could safely record my deepest 8-year-old thoughts and dreams each night before I went to bed because of that combination lock. After hearing that little click and giving the lock a quick tug, I confidently placed it on my bed-side table, said goodnight to my photo of Uhura, turned off my lamp, and fell fast asleep.
I realized when I was 10 that I could open the lock if I tugged hard enough on it, but I was just happy that I didn't know that when I was 8.