MySpace Branches Out

Myspace is going to:

  • Get into the news business (not surprising, considering who owns Myspace)
  • Get into the erm….Digg business

Myspace will let readers vote on stories, thus ensuring the most popular, facile, childish news stories rise to the top. Where have we seen that before?

And if Google can aggregate news, so too can Myspace.

It remains to be seen whether MySpace users are actually interested in doing anything apart from what they do already, which is creating glittery graphics and spamming each others profiles.

 ” This approach blends elements of Google News and sites such as Digg and Netscape, which rely on readers to submit stories and determine their prominence. It also marks the site’s ambitions to become a web portal like Yahoo!, providing its users with a front door to the internet“.

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