MySpace Launches Profile Version 2.0

Yes, that’s right. I’m talking about MySpace.com. In spite of newer social networking platforms gaining ground, MySpace.com still remains a force to be reckoned with in the social networking arena and they deserve some attention.

If you are wondering, I don’t have a MySpace page but a few of my friends do. Plus, a post on MySpace Private Profiles is one of the most popular here in our site, so I know some of my readers are interested in this as well.

MySpace Profile 2.0

MySpace has received a lot of flak due to privacy concerns about their user profiles. Now, MySpace has released last night their version 2.0 of their profile.

What’s New in Profile 2.0?

There are a number of changes that has been done to the new profile and here is my highlight

  • Upgrade to new profile is optional. So don’t fret, if you don’t like the new one you can revert to the old one within 90 days
  • Faster, more customizable and offers more privacy
  • Privacy 2.0 – should give you granular privacy control. Show/hide parts of your profile. Share stuff only with only a few people that you can sort into categories.
  • Speed – load time should be faster than profile 1.0. Ability to modify each module for faster load times. Lesser need for special MySpace hacks.
  • Customization – Drag and drop modules on your profile to any location. Use basic templates to create your own custom layouts. You can input themes and layouts from third party sites though a specific CSS box.
  • Web standards – The new profile is fully W3C compliant and that is good news for the web.

What about my current layout?

Old profile 1.0 layouts won’t work with Profile 2.0. So, if you REALLY want to keep that you don’t have to upgrade to version 2.0. If you do upgrade, MySpace will save your old profile for 90 days should you decide to revert back to it.

It remains to be seen how safe the MySpace Private Profiles 2.0 are! But, I think this is a step in the right direction for them.

Do you have a MySpace account? How do you like the new profiles?

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12 Responses to “MySpace Launches Profile Version 2.0”

  1. Reckless Driving. Andrew. November 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    MySpace is stepping it up a notch. Cool!

    I’ve just never been a fan of their site. It always seemed clunky to me.

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  2. Chelle November 11, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    I haven’t been on myspace in eons now, i should check it out and see what’s new. What will all these myspace layout sites do now that they’re codes won’t work? Bet they never saw that coming!

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  3. Caroline@debit card loans November 12, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    I suppose they are getting a lot of competition from Facebook and are trying to up their game.

  4. Aaron@HR Software November 12, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    I am a dedicated facebook user but I may just check out the new profiles on myspace and see how they compare. Something tells me facebook will still be my favorite :)

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  5. K November 13, 2008 at 11:29 am #

    Aaron, I agree. Facebook is definitely better and now the in-thing but its kind of like how Gmail and Yahoo is for email. Even though Gmail keeps innovating, al;most 70% of my friends use Yahoo or Hotmail. :-)

  6. sdgadgw November 17, 2008 at 6:43 am #

    THE MODULES ARE NOT PRIVATE. Just because the modules aren’t displayed on the page, doesn’t mean they are set to private. THIS SUCKS.

  7. MMA gloves November 19, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    Its good that myspace is making improvements. As I prefer facebook, because its fast and more streamlined. To me facebook has more useful information while myspace provides a better entertainment value.

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  8. game-girl November 26, 2008 at 6:44 am #

    THE MODULES ARE NOT PRIVATE. Just because the modules aren’t displayed on the page, doesn’t mean they are set to private. THIS SUCKS.

  9. Zath@Hi Tech Gadgets December 1, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    I can’t believe that MySpace is still that popular, I could never stand that gawd awful layouts and interface that allowed just about every page to be completely disgusting to look at – that’s where that level of customisation gets you – thankfully Facebook has maintained a level of design and continuity through its site.

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  10. 2.0 myspace layouts mediation February 26, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Facebook is lot better then other things out there.

  11. sam August 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    okay i have the new myspace 2.0 and i cant seem to get it so that my page is fully private !!!! i dont want anyone viewing any part of my page that isnt my friend and there is no way to stop that , or i cant find it ! someone PLEASE help ! :(

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