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Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 1, 2006
11 years ago6,444 views

Myspace finally intergrated Google as their Web Engine and their ad source. Comments?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ive wondered when this will happen..

thanks for the update Ben ;)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

the "powered by Google" logo is horrible:


creative.myspace.com/cms/power ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

youre right.. :/

even i can do better than that.. :P

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I don't think the logo's that bad...


blogoscoped.com/files/myspace- ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

check this out:
myspace.com/justintimberlake

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ouch, my eyes hurt... the logo shows ghosting at its worst :)
But MySpace is supposed to be ugly, I think, it's part of their business plan to appeal to the target audience :D

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I dont understand why they didnt just use a PNG with a drop shadow...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The fact the logo is anti-aliased to blue but users can customize their profile means it looks ridiculous on most profiles though...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Mambo, PNGs with varying transparency levels don't work in IE6...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>> Mambo, PNGs with varying transparency levels don't work in IE6... <<

Easily work around it with an IE conditional fix, though.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

But what will you show IE6, Mambo?

I mean I know there are ways to do this, like Google Maps shadows...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>> Mambo, PNGs with varying transparency levels don't work in IE6... <<

IE6 supports index transparency in PNGs, just not alpha.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah, and varying transparency levels is what you need to prevent this type of ghosting on transparent images.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

So is this only external search? or is this partnership going to allow you to better search myspace profiles?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The people search results do show Google ads on top, so it's partly Google, but it's still the Coldfusion codebase, judging from the extension at least, and that's not Google-style... so it looks to be old. The web search is powered by Google tho.

joe [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

it would be better for Google to take their name off that travesty of a website.....

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The site where most teenagers in the US spend their youth.. mm, travesty.

I guarantee this makes the search market for Google go up.

Crack Head [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

great, give pedophiles one more tool in finding kids on MySpace. MySpace is just a haven for problems...now they drag google into it.If I were google, I would not participate with sites that can't safegaurd their users or keep spyware and viruses off their servers. Hijacked ads and MySpace profile pages are common and the more people use it the worse it seems to get.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yet you yourself participate in forums that let in self-described "crack heads"?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

when will google actually replace the banner ads that myspace displays everywhere?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The MySpace is finally sorted on profiles...

As a "foo" example... (conviniently the best band on Earth)...

myspace.com/foofighters

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