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09/03/2007

MySpace gets into the news business

Well, in the way that Google News is into it. It's looking to set up an aggregator service for its users to build their own news called - wait for it - MySpace News. Details put together by AR&D include:

    • MySpace News takes News to a whole new level by dynamically aggregating real-time news and blogs from top sites around the Web
    • Creates focused, topical news pages that users can interact and engage with throughout their day
    • MySpace is making the news social, allowing users to:
      Rate and comment on every news item that comes through the system
      Submit stories they think are cool and even author pieces from their MySpace blog
    • MySpace users previously had to leave the site to find comprehensive news, gossip, sporting news, etc. With MySpace News, we bring the news to them!

So elements of aggregators from all over and home page models. Sounds interesting: expect to see "Add to MySpace buttons at the end of news articles alongside Digg and del.icio.us" soon afterwards.

According to reports  elsewhere, MySpace's ambitions to be a media distribution hub include a plan to be a "YouTube killer".

Via David Weinberger.

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