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MySpace Comeback Imment, how it my overtake Facebook ~ Edwards Blog
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MySpace Comeback Imminent? Will MySpace Overtake Facebook?

New MySpace Screenshot
New MySpace Screenshot

MySpace just announced plans to make an enormous comeback. The infamous pop singer/actor/businessman Justin Timberlake bought out most of the stock for MySpace, making him co-owner, and he now has huge plans for the social networking website. MySpace launched in the early 2000’s and grew instantly huge. Back then, the site had it’s own Mark Zuckerberg style leader, the infamous Tom Anderson. Tom Anderson was at the heart of MySpace. Everyone that created an account was by deault, Tom’s friend on the website.

MySpace was huge. It was fun, it had customizable profiles, and it was a huge stepping stone for the history of Social Networking. Well one thing led to another. Facebook grew enormously popular and MySpace was a mear shadow of it’s former self. Fox bought MySpace and the value of the company dropped tenfold. The friendly face of Tom Anderson left the company and no longer had any influence in the image of the website. The site was slow, ugly, and buggy compared to the fresh and clean Facebook ¬†and soon the all mighty MySpace fell under. Myspace then aimed for a while, to be a site for musicians and music fans. But that still didn’t work either.

 

Now Timberlake along with new MySpace CEO Tim Vanderhook is taking things over. They are cleaning the slate, virtually wiping clean everything it has done in the past. MySpace, through this short promotional video, aims to completely change MySpace. Throughout this video, they demonstrated a new, very intuitive looking social networking website. The site features sliding panels, nice pictures/timeline, a clean profile, intuitive looking search features, and many features that look like they are going to give Facebook a run for their money. And I have to say, personally I am quite impressed and excited about it!

Right now, MySpace is on an invite-only access level, for those interested they can submit their email address here (I’ve already requested an invite and I happen to be good at getting into things like it, if I get in and am able to I will invite others as well, just contact me with your email address):

https://new.myspace.com/

 

Whether you care for it or not, this is a great news in the world wide web. Why? Facebook is getting too dominant. There is no variety in the social networking world anymore. Everywhere I go, I see things like “login with facebook”, “like this on facebook”, and “share this on facebook”. Does everything on the internet today have to revolve around Facebook? I think not. And one of the main reasons everyone is on Facebook is because everyone uses it. If you go on these other sites and try to find people, chances are they won’t be there. But with enough public interest and spread of word of mouth, I think it’s possible for MySpace to leave Facebook trembling.

One thing I wasn’t crazy about, the “sign in with Facebook” button at the intro. REALLY? I want this site to be something new and unique, having a lame login button for Facebook just seemed strange, although it seemed to have a tool to important pics/contacts, so I’m not gonna jump the gun yet on that. How do you feel about this news? Share your thoughts and opinions below!

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