MySpace revamp finally coming "soon"?

 

You may remember that MySpace was sold off to a company called Specific Media over a year ago, as it paid just $35 million for the once mighty social networking service.  Since then, we have heard promises of a major MySpace revamp for months but with no real action from the new owners.

Now, it appears that the MySpace revival is finally close to bearing fruit. The site posted up a new video today that shows off its upcoming user interface design. As previously promised, the new MySpace will have a lot of emphasis on music, with users getting the ability to share songs and playlists with others.

What's surprising is that the new MySpace looks like it will have a pretty robust networking UI, with some image albums that resemble that of Pinterest. It will also show users what's "trending" on the Internet at any one moment and looks like it will give them access to check out live events in their neck of the woods. People can also sign up to use MySpace with either their Twitter or Facebook accounts.

Yes, the video does have a lot of Justin Timberlake. The pop singer owns a part of Specific Media, and thus a part of MySpace. You can bet he will try to use his own popularity to get people to sign up for the new MySpace. However, Specific Media is still not giving a precise relaunch date for the service.

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I know MySpace is one of those things people love to hate (including me) but tbh I'm pretty interested to see how this will turn out.. I'm getting a bit over bookface and as much as I love Google+, there just isn't enough active users... We'll see how this one goes uh.. again..!

Inspired by metro, very nice UI. I cannot wait to close my Facebook. Facebook keeps getting uglier and uglier with their new timeline crappy UI they just nailed their crappy look

I've been browsing neowin for quite some time, but for some reason I never stopped to make an account. So, this is my first post on Neowin, and I'm actually here to probably make a bad first impression. Haha. But in all seriousness, I am excited for a myspace revamp. As a musician, I can tell you that myspace has always offered considerably better and more efficient promotional options for bands. Don't get me wrong, I know that almost everyone and their mother is on Facebook, but it's truly lacking support for artists and musicians. Yes, you can create a musician page, or a company page, or whatever for Facebook, but the promotional tools are really lacking. Myspace made it so easy to get on and promote music to people who may not normally come across your page. I suppose this partially contributed to the amount of "Spam" on Myspace, but with a decent plan for eliminating all of it, I think Myspace could be big again. I'd even venture to say that at it's peak, Myspace was better that Facebook is now. Maybe it's the fact that Myspace seemed to be "bloated" in comparison to Facebook. I don't know.

I never got into MySpace the first time around, so this is a fresh take for Social Networking to me. Having used FB for a while - a clean new look and feel is welcomed.

I keep reading replies that say MySpace is dead, just bury it, they should rename it, etc. There's a whole new generation of kids and teens coming into this world each day. No need to rename as it will be new to them.

Wow, this looks amazing .... but what I love about it, is that it looks like instead of trying to compete with Facebook as a social networking site for you and your friends ... it's going the whole hog back to the original concept ... and looks to be a music social networking site. Which, if this video turns out to be true, will have me on board immediately. Fantastic.

Looks like it'll sync with Facebook. Rather than competing against Facebook, they've created a service that complements it (although, like G+, I can't see how this can survive). Maybe they should call it MyFaceSpace

I was thinking it was going to become a service that ties Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other services together into one nice little package optimized for Windows 8. That would do very well at Windows 8 launch. But it turns out it's just a modern reboot of the same service.

That's a dang shame.

KSib said,
I was thinking it was going to become a service that ties Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other services together into one nice little package optimized for Windows 8. That would do very well at Windows 8 launch. But it turns out it's just a modern reboot of the same service.

That's a dang shame.

That actually wouldn't be a bad idea, kinda like a giant feed of all your social networks. The name would still make sense too.

Well Google+ was a good idea, I did open an account.. But not enough people I know made the change, and slowly but surly people stopped doing any sort of update on there.. Facebook keeps going on.. However the don't try attitude is rubbish.. if nobody tried to make anything better how do we move ford? Plus just because they are not doing well, does not mean they should just give in.. how would that be good business sense?

Definitely a rip off of Metro in Windows 8. Looks like they are using the exact same font that Microsoft uses in it's UI and they stole some functionality from SO.CL

metsfan421 said,
Definitely a rip off of Metro in Windows 8. Looks like they are using the exact same font that Microsoft uses in it's UI and they stole some functionality from SO.CL

1. Have you tried Windows 8? This looks nothing like that
2.The font Microsoft use is Segoe UI, the font I see in the screenshot is much different.
3. What did they steal from SO.CL? Please elaborate

link6155 said,

1. Have you tried Windows 8? This looks nothing like that
2.The font Microsoft use is Segoe UI, the font I see in the screenshot is much different.
3. What did they steal from SO.CL? Please elaborate

1. I have used Windows 8 since the alphas first leaked & the new Myspace definitely has some Metro resemblances.
2. No, that's the font Aero uses. Metro uses Segoe WP. I have used the Sego WP font on multiple occasions, & let me tell you, if it's not the same, it's at least creepily similar.
3. That I'll leave metsfan421 to answer since, well, I have not used So.cl that much...

metsfan421 said,
Definitely a rip off of Metro in Windows 8. Looks like they are using the exact same font that Microsoft uses in it's UI and they stole some functionality from SO.CL

Metro is going after a kind of universal aesthetic, anyway ; just chromeless, heavy focus on content, clear typography, simple iconography. That's why Microsoft also refers to it as simply "modern ui". I've seen the aesthetic in other places too before Microsoft started heavily pushing it, but its nothing but natural I think if other produts based on thinking in the same direction end up looking alike

MASTER260 said,

1. I have used Windows 8 since the alphas first leaked & the new Myspace definitely has some Metro resemblances.
2. No, that's the font Aero uses. Metro uses Segoe WP. I have used the Sego WP font on multiple occasions, & let me tell you, if it's not the same, it's at least creepily similar.
3. That I'll leave metsfan421 to answer since, well, I have not used So.cl that much...

1. The myspace design is certainly flat, but it doesn't fit the Modern/Metro principle. most of the design I see isn't tablet friendly nor uses metro elements.

2. It's actually Segoe UI, just an updated verison. Segoe WP is the Windows Phone font, hence the initial, WP.


That looks pretty awesome actually, it kinda resembles the Metro interface on Windows 8, however looks like its full of life.

The Myspace name should be dropped though, its already dead the second people here that. Re-launch it with a new name and i think the guys at Specific Media might just have something there.

That looks... pretty good actually. Don't really see myself using it, but it certainly looks like MySpace are getting their **** together.

The problem is myspace name is not cool anymore. Does not matter what they do it's already over. Better off changing the name to something else.

Does anyone it looks like a Windows 8 design knock off?

ACTIONpack said,
The problem is myspace name is not cool anymore. Does not matter what they do it's already over. Better off changing the name to something else.

Does anyone it looks like a Windows 8 design knock off?

I agree. The name MySpace already has such a bad reputation that no amount of rebranding can really fix it. While I know they're trying to rely on the name to get attention, like you said, they're better off changing the name to something else. They need to start off fresh.

Daniel Tablas said,

I agree. The name MySpace already has such a bad reputation that no amount of rebranding can really fix it. While I know they're trying to rely on the name to get attention, like you said, they're better off changing the name to something else. They need to start off fresh.


reminds me of what MS did with Outlook.com - they realized the Hotmail brand was dead, and they just restarted.

ACTIONpack said,
The problem is myspace name is not cool anymore. Does not matter what they do it's already over. Better off changing the name to something else.

Does anyone it looks like a Windows 8 design knock off?

I think the fact myspace trys to use music as it's core selling point is it's downfall, sure we all like music but we're just gonna download it and listen, not spend all day just talking about music, facebook lets you express your views on everything and anyone, including music and that's the big difference here. It will flop again.

ACTIONpack said,
The problem is myspace name is not cool anymore. Does not matter what they do it's already over. Better off changing the name to something else.

Does anyone it looks like a Windows 8 design knock off?

Totally agree, a re-branding is in order. Whatever they name it, they could just throw on a "brought to you by myspace" on the end if they want to milk what's left of the name.

Aside from that I think it looks pretty cool and would love to try it out.

ACTIONpack said,
The problem is myspace name is not cool anymore. Does not matter what they do it's already over. Better off changing the name to something else.

Does anyone it looks like a Windows 8 design knock off?

You mean MywastedSpace was cool once?!

I would've NEVER considered it cool just as I don't consider givemeFacebook cool either!!

Never have gave a rats rip about what a site/program looked like either. Still can't believe so many b**ch about that stuff all the time. If that's the only thing anyone has to complain about is looks of something, then they have no clue!

If the final UI is anything like that, it's going to choke Firefox after 5 mins browsing due to DOMs overload.

LAMj said,
If the final UI is anything like that, it's going to choke Firefox after 5 mins browsing due to DOMs overload.

and bloat up 2.3GB of RAM as well

Looks amazing! However they're trying to use Aspirin to fight Cancer. Facebook won, maybe in a few years people will move onto the next best thing, but I doubt it'll be MySpace.

n_K said,
'MySpace revamp'
The only revamp that could help myspace is it being permanently shut down.
well it looks a bit more interesting than facebook. and it took the side swiping interface from windows 8 which is good