By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 30, 2007 at 5:25 AM

Originally, MySpace dominated the cyber social network world, but over the past few years, Facebook has gained acclaim and snagged lots of MySpacers.

Today, there are 58 million people on Facebook, and on MySpace, the 100 millionth account was opened in August 2006. Facebook may have fewer users because, originally, only Harvard students could join. Later, the membership opened up to other colleges and, eventually, anyone in the world 13 or older. MySpace was open to the general public from day one.

Most people who access these networks have a preference for one or the other. So which do you prefer, Facebook, MySpace or neither?

The layout on Facebook is much cleaner and easier to look at. Because MySpace allows so much customization of an individual’s page, many of the pages are ugly and / or unreadable. Facebook, on the other hand, looks very organized. Most people on Facebook add friends who are truly people they know, whereas on MySpace, it’s more about who can have the most friends, regardless of who the people are. Facebook has fewer technical problems, too. In short, MySpace was cool for a while, but now there’s too much spam and lame cyber stalkers, making Facebook the top choice.

MySpace. MySpace allows members to customize their pages, making it a more artistic experience than Facebook. Plus, it’s easier to navigate around on MySpace, and because there are simply more people on MySpace, members have a better chance of finding the people or groups they seek. Also, MySpace is a more productive tool for self-promotion, especially musicians. (It seems every band has a MySpace page.) MySpace is and always will be the top social network on the Web.

I think they are both a big waste of time. Get away from your computers, people, and spend time with your real friends.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.