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Texas College Bans MySpace.com

Posted by todd at 6:16 AM on April 24, 2006

Well what will it be next, blogs, podcast, google. In a very interesting development a community college has upset a large percentage of their students and blocked access to MySpace from the campus network. [Yahoo]

4 Comments

  1. From rainbowfly at 7:01 am on April 24, 2006

    I think it’s going to continue. It’s so popular and of course with that comes problems, and it all boils down to parents need to monitor their kids, but I think we will soon start seeing myspace being banned in a lot of schools, work areas, etc. Luckily I have both my bosses on mine :P

  2. From Jeremy Emberling at 11:43 am on April 24, 2006

    Heh, this isn’t surprising. When I was in highschool, every site was blocked that allowed us to communicate with anyone. Email was banned, they had “filters” that never worked. Blocking Myspace at a college is stupid, it’s not like you have to worry about them being picked up by a child predator.

  3. From DanH63 at 5:09 pm on April 28, 2006

    I’m not a big Myspace fan by any means, but the reason they’re giving in the article is that traffic to myspace.com was eating all of their bandwidth. If that was really it, why wouldn’t they just control it with QoS? It seems they could’ve easily lowered the bandwidth priority to Myspace without just blocking it.

  4. From DanH63 at 5:11 pm on April 28, 2006

    I’m not a big Myspace fan by any means, but the reason they’re giving in the article is that traffic to myspace.com was eating all of their bandwidth. If that was really it, why wouldn’t they just control it with QoS? It seems they could’ve easily lowered the bandwidth priority to Myspace without just blocking it.