MySpace Launches A New Homepage
A First Look
MySpace has begun rolling out a new user homepage which prominently displays the activity stream and is designed to simplify the content discovery experience. At log-in today, MySpace users can opt-in for an early look at the new homepage. It will formally launched to all users on Monday 8/19.
"This is a first in a series of changes that you’ll see designed to simplify the organization and display of content to benefit our users," a MySpace spokeperson told Hypebot. MySpace has been struggling to retain users even as Facebook soars; and rapid innovation is their best chance to reverse thet trend.
New features on the user home page include:
- A wider activity stream: The stream now spans the first two columns, featuring shared content and status updates from friends across their network.
- My Stuff and Recommendations: A new “My Stuff” module gives offers quick access to photos, videos and music from the homepage; and recommendations (Featured Games, People You May Know, and Recommended Events) have been combined into a single “Recommendations” module.
- New alerts system and address book importer: The new alerts system collects similar alerts and repositions them in a more visible and persistent location, enabling users to browse and interact with their alerts without ever leaving the UHP. A new version of the address book importer will help users find and connect with friends more easily.
What do you think of Myspace and the new front page?