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MySpace Launches New Profile Editor

Issues of style and privacy addressed

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MySpace has often been maligned due to certain users’ garish profiles.  Now, although no one’s outlawed the use of glitter and bad music, the social network seems to have made an all-around smart move by introducing Profile 2.0.

Profile 2.0 allows users to take control of several aspects of their presence on MySpace.  First is some simple visual stuff, with 50 new profile styles on tap and more (designed by celebrities, musicians, and athletes) on the way.

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Then there’s the rather advanced drag-and-drop interface.  Members can rearrange entire profile modules (like those listing friends and comments) in just about any way they please.

Finally, we have what’s been described as "Viewing Flexibility."  An official release states that this feature "enables users to display certain information on their profile to specific friend categories that they create or have already created through ‘Friend Categorization.’  For example, a user may choose to share specific profile modules like their calendar with their classmates and share their previous companies with co-workers or any other group of their choosing."

This update could cause at least a few people who have been on the fence to create MySpace profiles.  Even more long-dormant users can be counted on to log back in and make some changes, and active members may spend hours playing with the new options.

Perhaps best of all, since the profile editor is available on a completely opt-in basis, MySpace hasn’t risked causing protests and desertions.

MySpace Launches New Profile Editor
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  • http://www.body-rockin.com Body-Rockin.com

    Though I haven’t seen the new editor yet….it sounds like a good new tool..I’m on MySpace for a few years now and have always been turned off my the clutter and just plain over doing it many users there do.

    Now it be great if they did away with the stupid MSPlinks nonsense…Facebook doesn’t even block most links.

  • Guest

    is there still a profile 1.0 editor?

  • http://www.interioranswers.com/ Interior Decorating Advice

    So, what exactly will this new profile editor be capable of? I personally still think that FB is so much better.