Myspace launched a news platform today -- but I don't see how people could ever call it the digg killer.
For one, the news items aren't user submitted like Digg -- they just pull in from RSS feeds -- so the news isn't community focused other than the ability to vote up or down on any story, it's just 'the news'. I'd rather see users being able to submit these stories and then vote them up or down and filter the news through a community or group lense. I'd like to see myspace create a filter based on a user's profile and present targeted news that members can share with their circle of friends.
But I'm not even sure if this type of activity is right for myspace. myspace users like searching for bands, posting their photos, creating massive friend lists and other activities that are.. well for lack of a better word, 'self-centered'. It will be interesting too see if the community becomes more news focused, users blogging on some piece of breaking news, or if their activities remain me-centered.