The New Myspace Goes Public, Looks Nice But Might Be Pointless
It’s going to take a lot more than an instantly forgettable Justin Timberlake single to get me to sign up for
MySpace the New Myspace. So then why did I actually go ahead and join the social network? Because it’s free. And because I wanted to see what new and interesting features they’re trying to bring to the table. Unfortunately, for JT and his fellow investors, it doesn’t look like there’s much there at the moment.
The one thing that kept Myspace afloat(ish) years ago was that it was a platform for up-and-coming bands to share their content with the sites’s users. You could then argue that the New Myspace is playing it smart by featuring music as the social media site’s focus. Also, it looks pretty d*mned good. Like a Tumblr, but horizontal.
The problem is that I don’t really see music as a driving force to connect people on social media. Facebook has Spotify, Spotify has Spotify, and Tumblr has their own methods of sharing songs. Myspace isn’t really bringing us into new territory.
I’m interested in seeing what they try to do with the brand but at the moment, there’s not much to be excited about.
All that being said, there’s no harm in joining the site. On the bright side, I was unable to find all my old information/photos that I had uploaded years and years ago. Now no one will ever know that I used to wear cargo shorts.
If you’re looking for a detailed run-through of the features the New Myspace offers, I would suggest checking out the article that Mashable published.