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.
Whats 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 whats "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.