Adventure Girl, Stefanie Michaels, Celebrates Her 4000 MySpace Friend

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Adventure Girl, Stefanie Michaels reaches out with her positive MySpace experiences, as she garners her four thousandth MySpace friend.

Adventure Girl, Stefanie Michaels reaches out with her positive MySpace experiences, as she garners her four thousandth MySpace friend.

It all happened when Adventure Girl, Stefanie Michaels known to millions of fans globally, decided to hop onto the MySpace online community one day after her hairstylist mentioned that it would be a great place for Michaels to promote Adventure Girl®.

“There I was, sitting in her chair, and listening to her talk about her MySpace friends and the whole idea sounded so cool,” says Michaels. “I had always thought the site was made up of teenagers, so she gave me her MySpace site link- I checked it out.”

Michaels was surprised that MySpace was not the teenage demographic she had initially thought, and was also surprised how user friendly the community was to work with. Impressed with it, she signed up her Adventuregirltv site and began to quickly garner other avid travelers, new friends and fans from her other Adventure Girl website. She also found many celebrities, musicians, and athletes with their own sites, who eventually asked Michaels to sign up as “friends”.

“What I like about MySpace, is that it is a mix of “old fashioned” pen-pal meets modern on-line communicating,” Michaels smiles. “I also think it is a personal way to stay in touch interactively, and when you have celebrities like Tori Spelling, Nicole Richie, Tommy Lee, and Mary J. Blige blogging and sharing with MySpace friends, you feel the power in what’s going on there.”

Michaels says she feels all the negative publicity has only helped spread the word about MySpace and the demographics have changed due to parents who woke up, logged in and created their own MySpace sites so they can monitor their children’s sites- often finding it a fun place for themselves to make new friends.

Michaels believes firmly that if not for MySpace, many “friends” would not be able to connect as easily around the globe; stating that she has friends who are home bound due to illness, soldiers in Iraq looking for just some home town hello’s, and friends reaching out to each other to support endeavors--whether it is a birth, death, graduation, launch of a new business, or just to meet someone in another country to learn about them.

“When I meet someone new, I always ask if they are a “MySpacer,” Michaels says, “If they aren’t, I usually get the comment about the negative news and what they saw on Dateline, and I always reply like this: Where else can you meet really cool, diverse people from around the world-without having to go there, listen to fledgeling bands about to breakthrough, maybe make a celebrity friend or two, and have some of the best pen pals who send get well and birthday wishes, or just check in to leave you sweet messages saying hello… What’s so negative about that? I ask, what’s so positive about that!”

More about Stefanie Michaels-Adventure Girl®:

Stefanie Michaels, known to legion of fans as “Adventure Girl,” has carved a unique niche in the world of travel and entertainment. Her website AdventureGirl.com has been visited by millions of people looking for travel tips from the expert travel guide who has shared her expertise on CNN, UPN, ABC and NBC. As a journalist her travel pieces have appeared in national and international magazines including Elite Traveler, Women’s Health & Fitness, Razor, FW, Southern California, Wedding & Destinations, as well as Panamas’ 980 Magazine. As President of Adventuregirl.com she has been quoted in The New York Times and Reuters International. In her book, “Adventure Girl’s Guide to Finding Adventure… Without Breaking a Nail,” Stefanie takes readers on 15 fabulous adventure destinations. She has created a successful MySpace site called Adventuregirltv, and has partnered with Travelocity to bring her fans special travel exclusives.

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