On my to do list today: delete old embarrassing MySpace photos ASAP.
Remember when MySpace was a thing? You know, in the time before Mark Zuckerburg crushed it with a little social media site called Facebook? MySpace…that place you housed your sparkly inspirational GIF quotes, your collection of gnome sightings and of course, your embarrassing photos that seemed like a good idea at the time. No, you don’t remember?
Well, MySpace is here to remind you that 1) yes, it still exists 2) they still have embarrassing photos of you.
The almost defunct social network, after overhauling their site in January 2013, has found a way to entice users back to the site. MySpace has been emailing users with 1-2 old photos of themselves with the line: “The good, the rad and the what were you thinking…” and a link to their MySpace profile.
Translation: You better figure out your old login info and delete those pictures before your boss/significant other/kids stumble upon them.
A clever marketing ploy, if you ask me. Of their 15 billion photos, there are bound to be some awkward doozies that you don’t want people to see. There’s no word on how the strategy is working for them, but I know that I’ll be logging in right after I post this article. But honestly, can anything really ever be deleted from the Internet? Oh, I hope so…