Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

MySpace News

MySpace may be a super popular social networking site, but I wasn’t worried when they released MySpace News. I find MySpace to be very shallow and I only have a few friends that use it regularly. As part of their target demographic, I’m not impressed.

So it was no surprise to me when the reports started coming in that their Digg-like news feature flopped.

But the front page of MySpace news shows most stories with zero votes. Two stories have a single vote. None have more than that. Perusing through the various categories shows the same thing – page after page of stories with no votes or other evidence that anyone is visiting the site.

Is this the result of a lack of promotion on the part of MySpace? Or lack of motivation on the part of the users?

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