Once the de facto social network, MySpace today is overshadowed by the likes of Facebook in a big way. Hopefully, that won't come as too big of a shock.
While that won't change in short order, at least MySpace realizes that you have to work harder when you're in second place. The network is planning to launch a new "Editor's Pick" category in its application directory next week to help members find the platform's best apps. Though that certainly won't be enough to bring back the hordes that left for Facebook, it's certainly a good start.
MySpace has already started accepting submissions from developers:
If you'd like to be considered for this category, please send an email to developerrelations(at)myspace dot com. Include "Editor's Pick Category" in the subject line, and provide a reason why you feel your application should be in the spotlight and why your application stands above the rest. Be sure to include a 200 character description and an 128x128 icon image.
Those that have developed applications for the network should definitely continue producing as long as it yields a return. This program may help considerably. MySpace remains a major player in the social sphere and should not be ignored or added to the dead pool just yet.