We go hands on with the new Myspace, a bold, new look and reinterpretation of the original social networking site we all once loved ... and then hated. Can this complete overhaul win us back?
A few months back when Justin Timberlake tweeted a link to the new Myspace, we all took notice. The trailer showed off a great-looking redesign, had catchy music, and … well, it didn’t hurt that Mr. SexyBack himself was at the helm.
But trailers like this are a dime-a-dozen. Any social or digital startup worth its weight has a promo video that makes it look like the second coming of Facebook, so the skepticism over the ability of a product like Myspace to crawl back from the darkest corners of the Internet was thick.
This week, Timberlake, along with co-owners Tim and Chris Vanderhook, as well as other execs, engineers, and designers with Myspace gave us hands-on time with the site, and an account to call my own. Read on to see what it looks like when a massive social network comes back from the dead