MySpace has long been criticized for poor design and as part of a turnaround effort, the struggling social networker has finally done something about it. The new profiles are not available throughout the site, but Sean Percival, MySpace’s VP of Online Marketing, tweeted about his own "clean new" profile early on Friday.
“We’re testing a new look and feel of our site among users and the response so far has been positive,” according to a MySpace spokesperson. ”As always, we’re interested in hearing feedback from our community as we roll out enhancements to the user experience and look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming weeks.”
The new profile pages feature:
- Condensed navigation menu in the upper left corner under the profile picture.
- MySpace Stream - a take on the Facebook News Feed. You can see the user’s recent activity, add comments and share with friends.
- Other social networks: Follow users not just on MySpace but also Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.
- Overall, a much less cluttered look.
- See an example here.