MySpace has been quiet for a while in the social network world. Co-Presidents Mike Jones and Jason Hirschhorn are now working together and able to come up with a few future plans to improve the performance of the said social networking site.
Hirschhorn admitted that MySpace lacked focus and he and Jones were making plans to speed up the site and learn more about the business at the same time. They plan to do this by doing a re-imagination of the site from both a user’s perspective and in the development of new products. The social network has a new overarching goal which is the promotion of user discovery and self expression.
According to Hirsschhorn, MySpace is now going to be “pillars of broadcasting, discovery, self-expression, and making content a part of all those experiences.” He shared that engineering, quality and usability would be used as their major focal points.
Aside from instilling a new level of discipline in regards to the implementation process of user interface changes and new products, Hirsschorn made sure that MySpace will still always be about the “music that you love, the photos that you love, the video that you love, and the artistic stuff that goes on every day that says that you’re you. Those are the pillars of how we’re going to be building our product.”
When asked about how they are to deal with social network giants Twitter and Facebook as competitors, Jones says that there is ample space for numerous social sites these days. Cross networking is possible these days wherein Twitter and Facebook users can also work together their social online activities with MySpace.