In a recent MSNBC article, “Will MySpace become MyVideoGameSpace?,” MySpace is looking to tranform itself “into a stronger online videogaming platform.” But what does this mean? It seems this is an attempt to get a ‘leg up’ on Facebook, who has now become the leading social networking site. Jonathan Miller states this move will take MySpace in a direction that allows “people to meet and play games…MySpace should become an entertainment portal.'”
So what do people think about this idea? In one sense I think it makes good business sense to choose untapped emerging entertainement and run with it, but on another note it seems like MySpace is really just trying to stay afloat. Is it possible that changing their format so much could actually make them fall event more?