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Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Mylot - Joining the Web 2.0 Crowd?

If you are a regular user of Mylot you may have noticed the site when down a couple of hours ago. It's back online again now and it's had quite a major update!

Logging on now greets you with a 'Myspace' style profile page. It contains a variety of information, for example a local weather report, sport teams I 'cheer for' as well as a sort of summary of discussions and hobbies. The old profile pages still exist but it looks a little different.

The whole thing looks like a shift in the 'Web 2.0' direction. Is Mylot becoming yet another social networking site? This isn't necessarily a bad thing, after all it shows the progress Mylot have made. They now boast 83,120 members, which is more than double the number they had when I joined. However, it has seemed like that growth rate has slowed down over the last few weeks.

The new profile page is found on the actual mylot homepage (once you log in... you will see what I mean). This means the days 'top discussions' are no longer the main focus. Perhapps Mylot is shifting away from its forum focus.

I am glad that Mylot are doing well, but in this attempt to keep up with other social sites they are entering into a very competitive area. They are also in danger of becoming all to similar to Myspace and Facebook. I hope they do not stray to far from their paid posting roots.


EDIT:
Mylot have also started a 'blogs' section. Users can add their blogs and subscribe to other blogs. You can create subscription buttons like the one below:

Provided by myLot


This blogging section is a really great addition! To make full use of it join Mylot now. I can't wait to see what they do next!

2 comments:

Johnny Cash said...

Not yet, but I think myLot is moving to the direction.

Steve from Malaysia Love Agloco said...

it is good to see mylot changing the interface.

Steve
Malaysia Love Agloco