Saturday, July 29, 2006

What's up with MySpace ?

Never in all of my web browsing experience have I come across a site with so many errors. It seems I can't go more than a few pages before encountering some form of a MySpace error. Most disturbingly I don't even use MySpace during peak hours - I use it from about 2am CST on. Right now it's about 6:30am CST and I'm watching MySpace spit out DLL errors and the infamous :

Sorry! an unexpected error has occurred.

This error has been forwarded to MySpace's technical group.

Well if that's the case the MySpace technical group must get 35 million emails everyday. Why is it MySpace can't get things working right ? Is it a lack of money (doubtful) ? A lack of desire ? A like of ability ?

Surely there are 10,000 technology companies who are dying to get part of the MySpace pie. So how is it that for months on end MySpace just can't seem to get the job done.

MySpace has turned into Microsoft

They think we need them more than they need us. MySpace has gotten so large that they think it's ok to just idle around and let these problems go on and on. However I'm not saying MySpace doesn't fix problems. I'm sure they fix a ton of problems.

MySpace's generic error message :

Sorry! an unexpected error has occurred.

This error has been forwarded to MySpace's technical group.

Has become the new blue screen of death for MySpace users. Everyone has seen it, it comes and goes mysteriously and most of the time you can just try again and the feature will work.

Are there not enough programmers in the world so MySpace can resolve these issues ? Right now MySpace is running two races :

1. Add new features
2. Fix broken features

MySpace needs to spend a lot more time on #1 or no one is going to be around to see #2.

The fact of the matter is that if MySpace does not even the balance out between adding new features and fixing broken features users will start migrating to their competitors.

1 comment:

Danzzig said...

Same here. i get it EVERY time i go to


i think the problem might be localised to certain places, as it seems to be everyone in Jersey that's having issues, apart from those who have their internet routed from somewhere else in the UK