MySpace looking to 'make a difference'

As people are constantly complaining about whether or not MySpace is a good community building site or detrimental to the youth of today, there's little doubt that a ridiculous number of people have created profiles on the popular social networking site.

Now, instead of just going to pimp your profile or watch videos of animals doing strange things, there's a legitimate reason to visit the site, or at least, MySpace Impact.

The subdomain is self-proclaimed as "A place to make a difference." There are profiles for the primary 2008 U.S. Presidential Election candidates, which is a good place to start. There are other items of interest just on the home page that deal with global warming, nuclear weapons and poverty.

Will MySpace Impact really make an impact? It's obviously too early to tell, and most pundits will say nothing good will ever come from MySpace. In my opinion, any attempt at making a difference is at least better than no attempt at all.