Remember last summer when news hit that Justin Timberlake “bought Myspace“? Well, the singer/actor did take ownership stake in the social website via Specific Media and apparently went right to work with a total overhaul/redesign.
“We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, entirely from scratch. But we’re staying true to our roots in one important way — empowering people to express themselves however they want. So whether you’re a musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer or just a dedicated fan, we’d love for you to be a part of our brand new community.”
Aiming at a totally different user experience that still keeps music/media as the central component, Timberlake revealed the “new Myspace” — which looks beautiful, but can it redeem the site from its “failure” stigma? Can the site get back to its pre-Facebook reign?
Without trying to compete with social giants like Facebook, the clean, user-focused redesign seems to be incorporating some of the best parts of sites like Tumblr and Pinetrest.
New main features include:
- Login via Facebook and Twitter and the option to pull photo/albums from those networks
- Large photo display and horizontal scrolling
- More robust artist/song/album browsing
Watch: The new Myspace
After excitement over Google+ quickly flopped, it’s hard to get too excited about the new Myspace — but we look forward checking out soon in beta.