The Redesigned Site of MySpace to be Launched on June 18

It would be the largest scale relaunch of a website of its size. MySpace, the social networking site, will change its home page, navigation, profile editing, search, and MySpaceTV player facilities. Other changes will come during the summer.

“This is more than a face-lift; we’re changing the way people interact with the site and with brands,” MySpace said.

The site’s search engine will get a face-lift. MySpace will use the Java-based Apache Lucene text search engine library, marking the first time MySpace has officially contributed to the open-source community, the company said. MySpace joined Google’s OpenSocial platform in November.

On the MySpaceTV front, the site will add a scrubber, time stamp, volume memory, updated menu system, and greater functionality to its new player. The player, which will use Flash 9, will initially be released on all of MySpaceTV.com, with embedding capability to follow shortly thereafter.

MySpace is routinely criticized by users and observers for a layout that many consider visually messy. Its members have many options to alter their profile pages, such as changing their background color, adding hyperactive animations, using fonts of many sizes and colors and plastering them with videos and photo slideshows.

Source: PCMag

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