Plenty Of Space At MySpace News
from the The-MySpace-News-Blues dept
The success of Digg has prompted a lot of copycat attempts, such as the revamped Netscape, which took a lot of flack at the time the site was launched. Since then, however, the model has been replicated so many times that nobody even bother to notice. Last month, MySpace launched its own Digg clone in the hopes that its users would be interested in social news the same way they’re interested in social networking. Turns out, things don’t translate so well. As Mike Arrington points out, MySpace News is a bit of a ghost town, as stories can rise to the top with just one or two votes. Although the site is young, it seems that MySpace users are much more interested in discovering bands and people to date than they are discussing the news. The point is that even if a company has a lot of users, there’s no surefire way of building a certain kind of community or getting them to use a site in a specific way.