MySpace offers 'sneak peak' at new user homepage

MySpace is preparing to rollout a fresh, cleaner-looking, user homepage design and has shown it off today for the first time. 

The layout refresh, which Mashable says will be made available as a "sneak peek" to "some users" starting today, features a prominent "MySpace Stream" which shows a list of all the activities your friends on MySpace have been doing.  There is also the ability to sort by a number of categories including recently uploaded photos, status updates, and music.

Other features of the new page design include a large "what do you want to share?" text box at the top of the page that allows you to quickly share a status update, photos, videos or links with your friends.  There are also an array of new modules on the right-hand side of the page, including a new "recommendations" module which shows you a list of people MySpace think you'd like to become friends with.

MySpace has come under a lot of scrutiny recently because they are losing traffic to rivals Facebook and Twitter, and for also struggling to keep up with the innovation of other social networks. Today's redesign comes just a month after the revamp of the MySpace profile redesign was launched, also to a limited subset of users.

MySpace's new-look user homepage (Credit: Mashable)

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