This recent myspace security leak doesn’t come as a surprise to me I have to say. The whole site feels like a hack when you’re using it. Like it’s just a bunch of stuff slapped together into a single app. It makes me think of one of those dreaded pieces of software that was slapped together in a few days for a demo and somehow made it’s way into production. It will never end up being the quality it should have been, because it started out as a quick hack, and now you’re stuck with it. Especially the programmers having to maintain it… *shivers*.
Editing profiles with CSS, passwords limited to a maximum of 8 characters, misleading error messages (try login in with a wrong password), support using oldskool email forms, it just doesn’t look very thought through and professional does it?
Flickr is a better example if you ask me. It started out as a web based game ffs, and turned into a blooming photo sharing app and community, and there’s no old clutter left to be seen, and new features get implemented in a seamless way with the old ones.
But myspace is just too damn popular to ignore right now, no matter how defective it is. The only reason I’m on it is because so many people I know are on it really. That’s it.
The bright side? Well, at least it’s giving me something to rant about. Ha!