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MySpace is kicking off a major redesign on Monday of five key aspects of the site, from the homepage to user profiles to its MySpaceTV Player. With a focus on community, search, and usability, MySpace is re-arming itself in its battle for global social network dominance.

MySpace introduced a number of packaged themes some time ago that users could apply to their profiles, and a completely redesigned profile editor coming next week expands on these themes and emphasizes editing them instead of starting from scratch. These new themes should certainly help new users create profiles that aren't such a direct insult to the eye, but color us skeptical about the possibility that entrenched users will clean up their HTML act anytime soon.

MySpace's navigation and search tools are getting a complete overhaul, again with a focus on usability and community. As you can see from these screenshots (which MySpace distributed with a YouSendIt account), the site's nav bar will be cleaned up for visitors, whether they're logged in or out. MySpace is also working with the Lucene open-source search engine—the first time MySpace has contributed to the OSS community. MySpace's new search engine will allow users to fine-tune their searches between five categories: people, MySpace site, Web, Music, and MySpaceTV.


The MySpaceTV player will gain some much-needed features to finally step up to the plate in today's highly competitive video market. Harnessing Flash 9, the MySpaceTV player will do full-screen video and support HD. The new player will also offer a scrubber, time stamps, a new menu system, and more sharing options for embedding videos in other sites and blogs.

Of course, what would a MySpace redesign be without a new homepage? Launching on Wednesday—strangely not with all these aforementioned features on Monday—the MySpace homepage is getting its own makeover. "This is more than a facelift," MySpace says in its press release. "We're changing the way people interact with the site and with brands."

MySpace in the past has allowed advertisers to rebrand the homepage, creating a new product promotion "experience" that all users see when logging in or simply visiting myspace.com. MySpace's homepage will be redesigned on Wednesday, June 18th, while a major advertiser will take it over immediately the next day, so look forward to that.

An interesting aspect of the MySpace announcement, though, is that it doesn't say a word about the apps section it recently introduced to compete with Facebook's wildly popular platform. Users and developers of nearly any size and audience quickly introduced a Facebook app for their service, but MySpace's effort so far seems to have failed to capture a similar audience.

Another notable undertone of MySpace's announcement is the focus on a global audience. As TechCrunch points out, MySpace may still be the dominant social network in the US, with about 72 million monthly visitors to Facebook's 36 million, but Facebook caught up to MySpace's 115 million unique global visitors worldwide in April this year. With 25 percent of Americans on MySpace, a primary source of the site's growth is in other countries. Facebook's spike in international popularity helps explain why MySpace is finally paying attention and improving these key aspects of the site.

Even more major site-wide changes to MySpace are slated for sometime this summer, but MySpace won't say what else is coming down the pike.
Source [Ars Technica]
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The world will change...
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Cool I suppose, I just hope this doesn't mean more errors...
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Cool I suppose, I just hope this doesn't mean more errors...
Ha!
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cool i guess.
i don't even pay much attention to how myspace looks.
just ignore everything and log in and read things
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myspace is the biggest piece of **** i have ever layed my eyes on.

we'll see how the redesign looks.
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I'm glad they decided to re-design. The design right now is crap.
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You can shape and mold a piece of :turd: however you see fit, but in the end, it's still a piece of :turd:.
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last thing i need is something added to a social website, (socials, dont like them) some news lol. but yea they really did need a new design.
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You can shape and mold a piece of :turd: however you see fit, but in the end, it's still a piece of :turd:.
agreed
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