MySpace News is Bloggy

Posted on April 20, 2007

MySpace NewsMySpace has launched a beta version of its MySpace News website. The news service aggregates news stories and displays a headline and a short text excerpt from the news source. Blogs appear to the primary source of the news displayed on MySpace News. MySpace members can vote on news stories in a Digg-like fashion. There are hundreds of specialty news categories on MySpace News like Addiction, Boston Red Sox, gadgets, kayaking, martial arts, tea, Web 2.0 and yoga.

TechCrunch says MySpace News is based on the Newroo technology they acquired in 2006. There has been some criticism of the service. Mashable says it kinda sucks because there are no comments, widgets or search. We like the service because of its heavy focus on blogs for news. Once MySpace News is featured prominently on the MySpace website it should help drive traffic to blogs. The only downside is that MySpace News does frame websites it links to with a long blue MySpace News bar. PC World's blog shows a badge you can use if your blog is included in MySpace News.