San Francisco: MySpace launched a news service on 19 April that lets members of the popular social-networking website decide which stories bouncing about the Internet are most deserving of attention.
The MySpace News service scouts the Internet for news ranging from gossip in online journals known as blogs to stories from media conglomerates such as News Corporation, the Rupert Murdoch headed company that owns MySpace.
Placement of items on MySpace News web pages will be dictated by feedback from members, who get to rank stories on a scale of “loved it to hated it”. “MySpace News is designed to let users decide what is most relevant to them,” said MySpace president Tom Anderson.
MySpace News uses a search algorithm to scan websites and blogs as well as online newspapers and magazines. Items are organized into categories such as politics, sports, technology and style.