When I first included entries about MySpace on this blog, I
mentioned to never ever use MySpace (or profiles on any other
social networking sites) as your "official" website. Always buy your
own domain name and use that for your website and email. Why?
Because you don't own MySpace, you haven't paid any money for
your profile there, and MySpace could disappear tomorrow and owe
In his latest podcast, my good friend, David Jackson, talks about a
very disturbing instance where MySpace removed a page. This
happened to a band, but let it be a warning to all business owners
that if you don't own your own domain and depend upon a social
networking profile as your website, your fan list, your calendar, and
your presence on the Internet can vanish into thin air. All those
applications you've used on that profile will be gone.
The wise way to use your social network profiles is to make them
blatant advertisements for your official website at your official
Get the whole story by visiting David Jackson's Musician's Cooler
Podcast #222, called "MySpace - I TOLD YOU SO!".
Do you have your own final thoughts about using your MySpace
page or other social networking profiles for advertising and
promotion? Please share them as a comment below.
Cheers, Anne Roos
Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos