Rupert Murdoch’s MySpace could soon be offering its users news, including likely reports on entertainment and “gossip.” Part of the goal is to get MySpace users to add, rate, and tag more content–all so the site can be a better targeting ground for interactive advertisers. But we wonder what the role will be of Fox News in the mix? Given the relationship which Fox’s TV properties have played on MySpace, will we see a right-wing skewing news slant on the leading social “adver-network?” Will Fox’s fantasy version of the news [there’s a liberal plot to make the U.S. a more humane place to live!] subtly be given preeminence?
People tracking News Corp/Fox should focus on what’s going on with MySpace. Mr. Murdoch has seen the future: Fox News on the digital database building beat.