MySpace Once Again

July 25, 2007 — 5 Comments

Myspace deletes 29,000 sex offenders. Here are past comments on Myspace. Stay tuned here for more on MySpace and social networking sites.

Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

5 responses to MySpace Once Again

  1. How disturbing. I wonder how this compares to other networks like xanga, livejournal, etc.

  2. Not that disturbing, actually. First important thing is to understand exactly what “sex offender” means (it does not mean “pedophile”, it means “has been convicted for a sex crime”, which in some states could be as innocuous as mooning or getting caught having sex in a public space). I’ve blogged about this in length — also about how “real” the perceived threat of online predators is (not as real as most people think).

  3. Any offender is disturbing and a threat. Now, I do look into this a little further in a lengthy chapter/article that I’ve written that is as yet unpublished. Hopefully soon.

  4. Tim, I’ve read your comments about MySpace. I wonder what you think about Facebook. I would like to read your views.

  5. I can’t really answer that question quite yet, RC. But it’s a very, very good one. From far away, I’d say Facebook is different for a number of reasons, but many internet filters still block it.

    I’m in the process of checking it out.

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