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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. Nexopian

    Nexopia is a lot better than MySpace.

    Tom (creator of MySpace) automatically adds himself to your account! Boo, do I want him? NO!!

  2. !!

    i am addicted to nexopia, and i started min ein grade 5.
    it say syou have to be 14, but you can just
    say you are. i spend so much time on it.
    so do all my friends. it’s like my drug.

  3. Juliaa.

    You should check out my nex pagee – [-julia.goulia]

    come see. i’m really pretty. :)

  4. R. Tyrone

    “I see that they encourage profile pages that are just as ugly as MySpace as well” (11).

    Not true, I think my profile looks great. : )

  5. Johnson

    Actually Nexopia is not a Myspaced clone. It’s been around for a lot longer than Myspace.

  6. Gavin

    FYI when nexopia was first launched it was called “enternexus” that is why you are having a hard time finding info about nexopia being launched in 2001, 2004 is when they changed the name to nexopia.

  7. Danner

    I have been a part of Nex for about, 3 or 4 years now. And as mentioned, before Nexopia, the site was called EnterNexus. Maybe why nothing shows for Nex before 2004? I dunno, i wasnt around in the Enternexus days.

    One of the reasons why Nex>Myspace(i have myspace, but i dont really use it) is because of the forums, and the sense of community they bring.

    I am a part of the Official Rant Forum on Nex, and I have met about 50 people from said forum. We are all great friends, and travel between BC, Alberta, And Sask annually, and a few of us every 3 or 4 months. Parties, new people to meet, new places to go. Its good fun. And maybe a little unsafe, but generally, everyone knows everyone. Didnt start that way, but because of a few crazy people (Myself, Choo, Josh) we are all good friends now.

    http://www.nexopia.com/forumthreads.php?fid=4720

    And even as a canadian, I say Nex is the canadian myspace. Fact is, Myspace numbers outweigh Nex numbers by LOTS. So, naturally, they are bigger and win.

    But i cant stand myspace, and its layout. Nex just seems easier to use.

  8. britl

    As another member of Nexopia, and the ORF (as Danner mentioned in the above comment) I can whole-heartedly agree that Nexopia is a much better site than Myspace. I made a Myspace account a few years back, and can honestly say I’ve only logged on a handful of times. That’s not to say that I don’t have friends on the site… but it just wasn’t as useful to me as Nexopia. I’ve been on Nexopia since Enternexus, and I joined in 2003. The forums on Nexopia are a HUGE perk as you can debate, learn, and just goof around with people from all over in a relatively safe environment. As a member of the Official Rant Forum I’ve met just over 50 members just from that small sub-culture in Nexopia. They’ve all been fantastic people, and real life friendships have bloomed because of it.

    Nexopia, because of it’s “small” size (when compared to the bigger names) is more user-friendly, and has friendlier users. But that’s just one girls opinion.

  9. Patricia

    I am a user of nexopia
    and it is a great way to keep in touch with friends from around the world
    i have friends that live in italy and we talk almost constantly using nex. the blogs ar a great way to speak you mind, and start patitions and messages are alost like talking to your friends over the phone! i love this website
    but the only problem is, people create accounts, then dont use it and create another account, it gets confusing, and some people make accounts to ‘creep’ your pages. but on the whole, nex is an amzazing place to keep i touch with old friends

  10. ellee

    nexopia is great. fyi, the majority of its users are from british columbia and alberta while a handful are from other provinces.

  11. micheal

    sure myspace lets u talk to CELEBS truth is NEX is wayy better because if u look at it now a days Nex is beating myspace with alot more hits CHECK OUT MY NEX gangster26

  12. Ernie

    Nexopia is the best site ever.
    it kicks myspace’s ass!

  13. brett

    myspace is fucking gay mane. i like this nexopia but they updated it and its a bit high tech differnt now but its sall good

  14. robyn

    And Nexopia will continue to make whores out of young teenage girls!
    I should know, I have an account.

  15. Jane Lane

    I know this is a little old, and I don’t even know if anyone will get this, or read this, but oh well. Nexopia originally started as “nexus” and they had to change it for some copyright reason. I have had it since it was “nexus” and it DID start before myspace. It is based in Edmonton, which I am from, so generally it all started with everyone already knowing eachother. However, it is now for the “new” generation and has basically been taken over by the 10-16yr olds, even thought you have to be 14 to sign up. It is now just another sight where little girls can where practically nothing and take pictures of their barely mature bodies and little boys to run around and act like “gangsters”. It has become yet another websited dedicated to pedophiles. None the less I stioll use it because unlike myspace and facebook, it allows you to make a truly unique page for yourself, which is the basis of its appeal. Plus, its a good way to keep tabs on my little brother, haha. It is gradually changing though, something about since it is growing they need to make the changes yada yada. Basically, what was once a little community that united a city, is now going corporate. Lame.

  16. Sayy.x

    Yea im the sex!

    i love love love DOT DOT CURVE:)
    Leave meh be
    anyways nexopia is by far the bestiest web site on the internet,
    then Face boook
    like DUUH
    and yuuuh im a SCENE KIDD!!!

    lol so what the fuck is up peeps
    give me some hits or coolio comments on nex well as you may know my nex is

    Sayy.x

    so look me up and message me ;D
    i will right back :p

    alrightly then peace (>^_^)><(^_^<)

    and you see that smiley thing yeah i made that fucking thing up so fucking dont ever copy that cause that will just prove that your jelous of me and shit

    and to all yuh mother fuckas who fucking judge people rating on there looks

    DONT
    IF YOU DONT KNOW ME DONT JUDGE ME
    SIMPLE AS THAT

    i also made and belive that so dont add me if your a bitch.
    IM THE MOTHER FUCKING QUEEN BITCH

    you have no idea alright

    Peace,

    p.s DONT EVER BASH PEOPLE ON NEX OR ON CHATTING WEBSITES

    its fucking wrong

    and also youcan get charged for that shit k?

    byee♥↨

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    ich kam durch Zufall auf diese Seite und möchte einen netten Gruß hinterlassen. Ich würde mich freuen, wenn ihr auf meiner Homepage auch einmal vorbei schauen würdet! Vielleicht wollt ihr einmal auf Sylt Westerland

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