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Dec 10, 2007

Posted by: aja_blogger


By Aja Fern

Ever wanted to track down your favorite celebrities on MySpace, only to find hundreds of pages claiming to be theirs? How do you find the real deal? How do you differentiate between all the celebrity posers? PimpMySpace will give you a few hints to find what you're really looking for.

Of course, there are always those promotional MySpace pages out there for music groups, movies, and sitcoms, but let's be honest: we all know most of those pages aren't even seen by the actual celebs. So how do you find their real pages? Although the task may be daunting, there are a few ways you can tell when you've found a real celebrity MySpace page.

1.) OFFICIAL WEB SITE

Before browsing MySpace for your favorite celebrity, check out their official Web sites first. Some celebrities will have a link to their MySpace pages from there. This is probably the best way to find celebrity MySpace pages.

2.) FRIENDS

One of the most obvious ways to tell if you've come across a celebrity's personal MySpace page is by how many friends they have. If their friend list is in the hundreds to thousands, you've probably found a legit page.

3.) HEADLINE

Check the headline (located to the right of their default picture). Most headlines will say that the page is the official site for the celebrity. However, posers can easily do this, too, so don't rely just on the headline to make your decision.

4.) BLOGS

Check the blog section. If their are several blogs posted, chances are the celebrity is actually writing them. Most posers don't take the time to write blogs, and if they do, they are posting irrelevant things that have nothing to do with the celebrity's career. Read them carefully. Most celebrities will mix in entries about their personal life and their career (promoting movies, music, or anything else they are famous for).

5.) LINKS

Check if the MySpace page has links. Does the page link back to the celebrity's official Web site? Does the page link to the celebrity's current projects? Posers won't take the time to do this either, so this is a great way to tell if you are viewing the celebrity's actual MySpace profile.

6.) PICTURES

Looking at the pictures is probably one of the most important things you can do to tell if you are looking at a poser's page. Most posers will find copyrighted images online and use them on their page, and it's pretty easy to tell the difference between an actual picture and an image you can find anywhere online. If the pictures look real, and there is more than one in their pictures, you've probably found the real deal.

7.) PRIVACY SETTINGS

If the celebrity puts their MySpace page on private, there's a good chance it's really theirs. Most posers keep their pages viewable to everyone for attention seeking purposes. Although you cannot view a page that is set on private, you can add and/or message the celebrity. If you are lucky, they will accept your friend request and you'll be able to view their page.

8.) HOW FAMOUS ARE THEY?

I hate to say it, but A-List celebrities will be hard to find on MySpace. Most just don't have the time or energy to dedicate to managing their profiles; and those who do value MySpace as a platform, often hand control over to their publicists. However, don't get discouraged! A lot do, it just takes time and patience to find them. Also, you'd be surprised with how many has-beens or D-Listers are on MySpace! Celebs who were once famous in the late 80s and early 90s will most definitely have a MySpace profile. Trust me.

Now that you've been given some hints about how to find celebrities on myspace, go online and start browsing!

Too lazy to browse? You can find a list of celebrities who have MySpace pages via Wikipedia.org, or visit www.MySpacecelebrities.com to find them there (be forewarned, not all pages submitted are the actual celebrity MySpace pages.)

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