Remember Myspace? The website that Facebook destroyed over the past few years? Apparently Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team did not do enough to shut down their old competition. In fact, at the end of September in 2012, Justin Timberlake tweeted (ironic right) a link to a video detailing the “new” Myspace.
The new Myspace website first surfaced last year with a nifty welcoming page. Now, by creating an account or login in with Facebook or Twitter, you can try out the new Myspace. After signing up, you should receive an email soon after.
As far as design goes, the website is by far one of the best I have seen. The font is similar to that of Android’s Roboto, making it easy to read and aesthetically pleasing. As for the website itself, logging in with Facebook should say it all. Myspace is not here to reclaim its spot in social networking.
However, as I write this article, I am still on the new Myspace. The fact of the matter is, if you appreciate a good design and love music, the new Myspace could be for you. Somehow, the site manages to spit out free music of virtually every big artist. In essence, the main feature of the new Myspace is that it has virtually become a free Spotify.
Can you see yourself using Myspace while Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram rule the social industry? Do you see any value in a “new” Myspace? Let us know in the comments below.
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I think that they have a great plan. Now to make a mobile app that supports the new interface, and once they make profit, get some promo going, MySpace is back! If they are going to make a move, they have to move fast. Facebook is getting slowly thrown out for teens in favor of Instagram and Snapchat. If they move quick, they might fit themselves in the window…
Facebook is old and not much to do as far as creativity goes. Music and Customization is where it’s at with youth. If MySpace allows the same updates and messaging/post as FB then watch out FB stock holdings because your going down! Did you really think Mark Z would rule forever?
Myspace is dead. It’s not coming back no matter hard they try to revive it.
Sorry to burst your bubble…
You couldnt be more wrong. And here is why. Think about the group the New Myspace is chasing after- teens and tweens 13-21. Now lets take a 15 year old for example. When Myspace was at its peak in 2008 this kid was 10 years old without a social life, he has no real memory of the old Myspace, but is familiar with the brand and its importance. Now in 2013 he is on Facebook where his social life is intertwined with his parents, adult family members and everything else that makes up society, and he HATES IT!! . Myspace will now create a place for this group who are starving for their own identity and unique space online, a place for that group, where they can separate themselves from the last generation. The older generation abandoned Myspace for Facebook, deeming Myspace no longer cool or hip….and the new generation will embrace it and make it cool again en masse. Mark my words…Myspace is back. Its just like Microsoft vs. Apple…..Apple was dead until the Ipod resurrected the brand to a new generation.
Definitely a keeper. Not too complex like Facebook and not too simple like Twitter. The aesthetics and availability of music are my winning factors also. Welcome back MS!