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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year you would have heard about the rapid growth of
MySpace, a social networking website offering an online, interactive, user-submitted community where
“friends” network by posting personal profiles, photos, music, videos, blogs and sending emails. It is part of
the technological revolution that is seeing people everywhere self-publish and promote, effectively seizing the
power in media and communications rather than waiting for their 15 minutes of fame to come along via a
magazine profile, spot on a reality TV show, or bare-all blog. And best of all, MySpace is free and takes only
a few minutes to register. With around 250,000 new registrations per day, in time, MySpace will no doubt
become the most popular or regularly visited website in the world. Naturally, lesbians are grabbing a piece
of the action. And you don’t have to be a cyber dyke to do it.
You can create a profile (with or without photos), which can include as much personal information as you
want. After establishing your profile you are free to find likely friends and encourage them to visit you or create
profiles of their own attached to yours. No more yearning for what you suspect may be a kindred spirit across
a crowded room. Suddenly you have gone from being a lonely lesbian, or one with a circle of friends limited
to your immediate geographical location, to one well-connected chick on an increasingly pink planet. Even
better if you are an artist or musician: MySpace has tools which allow you to upload multimedia.
“On the loose, infosheen magazine, what’s the juice?” It’s a line from the song that local lesbian band Pretty
Bionic penned for LOTL and is now featured as the soundtrack to our own piece of MySpace at myspace.
com/LOTLmagazine. It’s worth visiting just to listen. But if you’re desperately seeking to extend your lesbian
network, seriously consider becoming a friend of LOTL at myspace.com/LOTLmagazine. You’d be in good
company. Everybody who is anybody, or on the way to being somebody, is a friend of LOTL. So far we
have a lesbian A-list of sorts forming: Monique Brumby, Sarah Blasko, bluehouse, Sista She, Ember Swift,
Peaches, Tegan and Sara, Sarah McLeod, Missy Higgins, Carla Werner, Sophie B. Hawkins, Chicks on
Speed, and many more … Now that’s some quality company. And the list is growing. So visit today and
register. We’ll give you the juice.
Editor’s photo: Jasmine Hirst
On the loose in
MySpace: Pretty Bionic
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