Myspace gets a makeover

Amber Sass

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Be honest. Who thinks Myspace is so last year (or so 2007, for that matter)? With social networking giants Facebook, Twitter, and relative newcomer, Google+, taking up the vast majority of online social space, you probably haven’t logged into your Myspace account in years. I know I haven’t.

You might want to give Myspace another chance in the near future, especially if you love discovering new music. Against all odds and expectations, it seems like Myspace is about to try for an epic comeback.

Myspace debuted a video showing off a whole new look that promises a revamped version of what many view as the original social network.

The new Myspace is going to be more focused on media, music specifically. The interface promises to be a more visual experience, with a static navigation strip at the bottom of your page and a built-in music player to enjoy bands you discover using the service. It also appears that you can drag and drop songs you want to listen to straight into your music player.

From the looks of things, my initial reaction was that the new Myspace looks quite a bit like popular image sharing website, Pinterest. Content will be posted in a left to right timeline-esque format, and the update page, which is presumably for the artists who are trying to promote their work, seems simply to be used to upload  and share new content.

Fans of the Windows 8 Modern UI, with its tiled interface, will also likely appreciate Myspace’s similar visuals and ease of use. It even seems like you’ll be able to log in with your Facebook or Twitter account, which could be used to facilitate finding and connecting with friends from other social networks.

The new Myspace has not yet launched, but you can request an invite by entering your email address at its launch page.

What do you think about Myspace’s attempt at a comeback? Will you sign up for the new service, or is Myspace a permanent service of the past for you?

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