Addicted to novelty since 2001

How Have I Not Heard of Nexopia, Canada’s MySpace?

Crap. I’m old. Just today I learned about Nexopia, which is apparently the MySpace/Bebo clone of choice for Canadian young’uns. From Wikipedia:

Nexopia is a social networking website and is designed as a general interactive site for people aged 14 and up (accounts with users that are proven to be under 14 are deleted). Users are able to create and design their own profiles, friends list, blogs, galleries, articles, and forums. Interaction is accomplished through an internal personal messaging system, and public user comments on profiles, blogs or through threads and posts on the forums. Nexopia.com is a Canadian website and based in downtown Edmonton.

This is a non-trivial community. They claim to currently have 988,698 users (or, at least, created accounts). That’s a lot of Canadian teenagers.

I see that they encourage profile pages that are just as ugly as MySpace as well. Of course, such services prove that design doesn’t matter quite as much as we’d like it to.

72 Responses to “How Have I Not Heard of Nexopia, Canada’s MySpace?”

  1. Mack D. Male

    Great bunch of guys too – they put a lot of effort into the site. The funny thing is they’ve been around for a pretty long time…yet lots of people don’t know about it.

  2. Erika

    After creating and managing one and a sorry-excuse-for-one MySpace accounts, the thought of taking on any other similar thing is exhausting! There are tons of these sites, so I’m happy to see a Canadian-bred one.

  3. Gwen

    Good lord. Thank goodness for being too old to be in the swing of things and the social pressures of being a teenager these days. What’s the point of having a website on MySpace, Friendster, Hi5, WAYN, Nexopia, Facebook when you can find most everyone on just the two big sites?

  4. Michael Kwan

    I never understood having all those accounts either, Gwen. Admittedly, I do have a Friendster account though.

  5. julien

    wow. “nexopia”. what does that even mean?

    josholson Reply:

    dear friend i was wrodering if u could e-mail me back

  6. Brian El

    Darren: This figure includes adults as well as teenagers.

    Hope that helps,
    Brian

  7. Gary

    ya, Nexopia….where pretty young girls add 20 to 30 years to their actual age so when you search for say a 35 to 45 yr old woman they show up in your search.

    You click on on of them 35 yr old cuties that could be18-28 from their looks, to tell them how youthfull they look and the next thing you know you get a message that says…

    “I have PLUS, stop looking at me CREEEPER, I’m only 15 you pervert.

    Management does nothing about posting the wrong age and there is nothing wrong with that but they really should say on the splash page that it tends to be an under 28 crowd that haunts it.

    I wouldn’t have bothered signing up(takes time) if I had known I was going to be constantly harresed buy girls that still sleep with Teddy bears.

  8. Echo

    Nexopia is a fairly good website, but like all online sites like it ( MySpace, Facebook…) there are the troubles of teenagers exposing their bodies and pedophiles.
    I personally enjoy using the site as a means of talking to exsiting friends, and meeting new people once in a while. I am very wary of meeting people off the internet in person, but through Nexopia I have met many great people in my city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  9. A

    Considering Nexopia was launched in August 2001 and MySpace founded July 2003 (according to wikipedia, which you yourself used and quoted) it seems a little unfair to refer to Nexopia as a MySpace clone…

  10. darren

    A: There’s no evidence of what Nexopia looked like in 2001. If you can provide proof that it was, in fact, a MySpace-esque social network, I’ll be glad to modify my description. The earliest evidence of the site’s current incarnation that I can find is here, in May of 2004.

  11. mikemmmm

    actually, in that pictyure there was already 100 000 users, so it has obviously been around long than that, especially when one considers that the growth the website experiences is exponential

  12. darren

    Which picture are you talking about? The one on Wikipedia only indicates that there are a little less than 24,000. The caption under the screenshot indicates that it was taken on December 13, 2006.

  13. RaIcHlE

    hey sup i had a bad day at school i just wont to go home and see my friends that r staying at my house for a while well peace out ya’ll

  14. NexopiaFreak

    Nexopia Is sooo Addicting!!!!
    And even though it has perverts in it, u shud use common sense and delete or just not reply to messages from random 30 year olds

  15. BRENT

    I LIEK BOIZ
    MY LAST NAME IS DIXON

    NEX IS ~DIXON~
    MESSAGE ME K?

    ONLY IF YOUR A BOIII

    NO BOOBIES!!!!

  16. Geoff

    Ohh Brent

    my nex is :bigbear:
    ANd i wnat to sex u up
    How big is your penis man..??

  17. BRENT

    NOT VERY BIG

    BUT THATS K
    K?
    WE’LL STILL GET IT ON

    UR SO SEXIE

  18. Tom_Punt

    Hey Guys I wanna join in on the comversation too!!

    My nex is Poont, so you guys shud add me and we shud hang out sometime!!! ;)

  19. Geoff

    Awwe
    Your so sexy too
    Its okay
    my penis isnt that big either
    its only liek 4 inches
    but its okay
    So do you like the top or bottom..??

  20. BRENT

    EVER DONE THE TEETERR-TOTER
    ??
    LAWLZ
    IT ROX MY WORLD

  21. Tom_Punt

    Hey Geoff, thanks for asking :)
    Im 3 inches and PROUD!!

  22. Geoff

    oh NO
    but you can teach me :)
    I cant wait
    So when are you free
    are you single..??

  23. BRENT

    FOR YOU I COULD BE SINGLE

    ..
    DONT TELL COLE

  24. Geoff

    oh im 4
    but dont tell my bf richard im talking to you guys

  25. Tom_Punt

    So sorry guys but Im taken by Shar, hes my lover!!! so yeah, beat that bitches :)

  26. Geoff

    oh
    that sucks
    well i guess you dont wnat to join
    a orgy with us then :(

  27. Tom_Punt

    nooo I do, but can my friends Evan and Shar join?

  28. Cassy

    Nexopia has been around for a very long time. It was originally called EnterNexus.

  29. Gaah

    [ QUOTE ] :

    BRENT Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I LIEK BOIZ
    MY LAST NAME IS DIXON

    NEX IS ~DIXON~
    MESSAGE ME K?

    ONLY IF YOUR A BOIII

    NO BOOBIES!!!!
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Ohh Brent

    my nex is :bigbear:
    ANd i wnat to sex u up
    How big is your penis man..??
    # BRENT Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:51 am

    NOT VERY BIG

    BUT THATS K
    K?
    WE’LL STILL GET IT ON

    UR SO SEXIE
    # Tom_Punt Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Hey Guys I wanna join in on the comversation too!!

    My nex is Poont, so you guys shud add me and we shud hang out sometime!!! ;)
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Awwe
    Your so sexy too
    Its okay
    my penis isnt that big either
    its only liek 4 inches
    but its okay
    So do you like the top or bottom..??
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Hi there tom
    How big are you….???
    # BRENT Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:54 am

    EVER DONE THE TEETERR-TOTER
    ??
    LAWLZ
    IT ROX MY WORLD
    # Tom_Punt Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Hey Geoff, thanks for asking :)
    Im 3 inches and PROUD!!
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:54 am

    oh NO
    but you can teach me :)
    I cant wait
    So when are you free
    are you single..??
    # BRENT Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:55 am

    FOR YOU I COULD BE SINGLE

    ..
    DONT TELL COLE
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:55 am

    oh im 4
    but dont tell my bf richard im talking to you guys
    # Tom_Punt Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:56 am

    So sorry guys but Im taken by Shar, hes my lover!!! so yeah, beat that bitches :)
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:57 am

    oh
    that sucks
    well i guess you dont wnat to join
    a orgy with us then :(
    # Tom_Punt Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:58 am

    nooo I do, but can my friends Evan and Shar join?
    # Geoff Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 11:58 am

    FUCK ME BRENTTTTT

    _____________________________________________________

    Wtf, whoever you guys are, youre digusting !
    MY NEXOPIA : Politik,
    : )
    L A W L Z

  30. Meggy

    I have been on nexopia for a long time. I hate myself for being so addicted.

    ~~ and whoah… this whole article has been turned into a Dating site.
    X]

    And there are SO many accounts where people are under 14. I am. Only by a few months though. I know that almost all of the people in my grade at my school have nexopia, and most of them are still 13. But they don’t put that on they’re page, so it can’t be proved.

  31. Tom_Punt

    Hey Geoff
    so brent is not here
    wanna talk?

  32. Geoff

    Hey
    yeah sure baby
    i miss talking to you.
    So yeah im so horny for you rigth now!!!!

  33. Tom_punt

    LOL
    same here babe

    so when do u wanna meet???

  34. sierraa

    well im from canada and every person iknow pretty much has nexopia
    unless they dont know how to use it , if you actualy had
    a nexopia you would understand that our pages airnt
    simple to make or easy , its confusing and you dont get preveiws like myspace
    the reason most americans dont know about it , is
    because its canadian , just like serton clothing brands
    and then when one american herea about it , likes it and tell there friends about it then maybe they will
    get one , its notvery good to be so
    judgemental …

  35. saf.lynne

    Nexopia was originally named enternexus (as stated above), and has exsisted since at least 2003 (that is when I joined the site). Technically the paged are actually quite simple to make, but there is a lot of unwanted publicity to persons to certain ages from other persons of ages much older. None the less, Nex. pretty much kicks myspace ass.

  36. Ex-Oh-Check

    well im a canadian teenager whose 15 almos t16 and seriously close to everyone i know has a Nex account i’m a plus user because im on it so much i have over 4000 hits on my new accoutn my old account only has 3000
    and it is basicly Canadas myspace
    I’m also a myspace user and the only thing nex lags on is music use on it other then that it beets myspace by 30085849478 yes i choose random numbers but my point is valid

  37. melissa

    haha u guys make me laugh
    i like dicks to!!

  38. melissa

    dang kait!!!
    way to come out!!! proud of u!
    haha

  39. Britt

    Er, stumbled across this page, and thought to add a few thoughts. While Nex does have, much like every other social networking site, its share of internet happy 14 year olds, it’s not simply for them to peddle their angst. It’s been around for quite a bit longer than Myspace has, I believe I first heard of it about 6 or 7 years ago.

    It’s grown a lot, and has many policies far more stricter than myspace. Aside from the basic profile making, which is generic to many sites, I believe it is the forums and articles that keep a lot of people there. And for those who don’t enjoy the kiddies, there are many private forums for the 30+ crowd, and a surprising amount of people in them. The public forums are have mods to watch out for trolls, nudes, and so forth. The global mods and administrators are surprisingly helpful, especially after having their inbox spammed with disgustaporn after some kid gets cranky about being banned from the site.

    For another thing, nex has also thrown shindigs for their users, for forum regs to get to meet each other in safe environments, to meet the people who run the site, and just basically have a good time.

    I’m not one to really use these sites too much, I find the continuous profile making tedious and most of the sites boring to browse. However, I do enjoy the music contests, user written articles, galleries, and forums to be continuously interesting. The photography forum is a source of interesting new artists and beautiful works, the Marketplace an easy way to find things for cheap, and the pet forums an awesome way to talk to local rescue groups and other animal fanatics. With everything from Book nerd forums to ones to talk about sports, music to gaming, there’s generally something for everything. And if not? You can always create a new one.

  40. Roxxy

    KSO , i was like , searching for “Nexopia” on google & i just so happened to come across thiis site . so yeah , nexopia`s pretty much an awesome site . you can blog stuff and whatever . i thiink it`s wayyy better than myspace .

  41. scully

    yeeeea nex is da shit and it owns myspace
    and my pimp nex is scully~

  42. scully

    hey dat was mean lol just cuz we r cooler den u

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