OKay, so I'd like to start off that I have a myspace.
And I'm smart enough to know how to protect myself from "predators" on there. MySpace gives you SO much more privacy than you may think. I have my profile to be viewed by ONLY people on my friends list, you have to know my last name and/or email address to send me a friend request. And there's always that neat little block user button.
It's common sense to use MySpace, honestly. It's not MYSPACE that's the problem, its the 6th graders using MySpace that change their age to 18 and take half naked pics of themself. Idiotic.
If you don't know how to keep yourself protected, don't use MySpace