Finally, MySpace Rolls Out Redesigned Profiles
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.
Fine for profiles (although they still suck) but it’s going to take a lot more to adapt this to band pages.
The new design is simple,clean and provides bands with new real-time connections to their MySpace, Twitter and Facebook fans . This is a significant improvement for MySpace.
A nice start. I hope they keep people from posting audio comments on artist’s page. Nothing sucks more than trying to listen to a band’s music in the profile to have some other audio track blast from the comment section. You have to dig through the comments, find the disrupting song in the comment section, press pause then go back to the artist’s player and listen to the song you want to hear. That’s a total mess. A cleaner interface is only the start. Many miles for Myspace to walk before they’re out of these nasty woods.
Is there any word on if they are going to roll this out for Music pages?
A very very long time coming!
On my Mac using FF, it’s still a bit of a mess. It’s amazing that they can’t get things to line up edge to edge. Moreover, the look and feel seems like 2005 to me. MySpace does not need incremental improvements, it needs revolutionary thinking to survive.
Not a bad start, looking forward to see what else they will do for artist pages. We’ll see
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