Apparently MySpace might actually have a very beneficial role in your future, if you want to be in advertising at least:
"Want to get ahead in advertising? Then learn how to navigate MySpace, and pick up a programming language or two.
Ad agencies are about to trade three-martini lunches, schmooze-fests and fast-talking account executives for programmers, custom software and anthropologists who can navigate MySpace."
If MySpace and other online communities become the focus of viral campaigns the likes of which post annoying ads in untold numbers of forums around the web every day, it might have a serious impact on the future of online communities as a whole. There is no word yet on how MySpace will respond to potential viral attacks of this kind, but it might be worth watching.