An amazing redesign for myspace. Still though, I can’t seem to shake that shudder I get when i think of myspaceV1.
The key to Myspace’s new attempt at relevance is that it isn’t trying to compete with Facebook, at least not directly. The new Myspace isn’t really a general social network – it’s a specific service aimed at filling what the Vanderhooks and Timberlake see as an unfulfilled niche – connecting artists to fans in a personal, visual way. It looks promising enough – you can watch the video introducing the new Myspace and request an invite at the end, but for now, it sounds like Myspace is in closed beta with a limited number of artists. There’s no timeframe for when it’ll be ready for the general public.