MySpace Profile Redesign in the Works, Welcomes Site to Post-2005
You'll notice upon visiting one of the redesigned pages that the navigation buttons have been shifted into a column on the left side, under the profile photo. Next, you'll see the center of the page has been overtaken by the MySpace Stream, an index of a user's recent activity similar to Facebook's News Feed, ready for visitors comments. You'll also notice that there is improved integration with other social networking services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
There is no denying that the new profiles are a huge improvement over the old design, but the question is, can something as simple as a makeover save MySpace from becoming completely irrelevant? The site has barely avoided complete Web death thanks to its News Corp backing and popularity with musical acts. But Facebook soared past MySpace in popularity back in 2008, and the Internet-using public hasn't looked back. The new design finally makes MySpace look like something designed around 2007, but it may be too little, too late. Years of spam accounts, malware and obnoxious banner ads have left a bad taste in our mouths, and sleek new profiles aren't going to erase those unpleasant experiences any time soon. For now, the new design is only available to select users as MySpace tests and gathers feedback from users, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it rolled out to everyone in the near future. [From: Mashable]