Remember MySpace? Once the darling of the internet, with over 100 million users at it’s peak, it almost seemingly lost popularity overnight once Facebook allowed everyone and their pet fish to join their social network. An attempt at rebranding itself as my______ (Worst.Idea.Ever.) went over as well as a fart in church, and the company was eventually sold to Specific Media and Justin Timberlake (ironically a supporting actor in the Facebook movie…). Everything went silent as the group toiled behind the scenes to restore MySpace to it’s former glory, and now it looks like they’re ready to show off the fruits of their labor.
Gone are the God awful user created profiles that contained enough HTML coded sparkles to shut down even the superest of super computers. They’ve been replaced by super minimalist profiles with sans-serif fonts, large images and lots of gray. The whole thing looks like one of Tumblr’s nicer layouts, with images and status messages arranged in a horizontal, side scrolling grid. Even the name has changed, with the site now going as Myspace (sans capitol S). The only thing that remains is the focus on music and playlist integration.
Only time will tell if the new new Myspace will reclaim its crown or become the next Google +. Anyone interested in finding out can sign up for an invite by visiting the new site.
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