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MySpace Relaunches with Redesign and Justin Timberlake

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MySpace is... back?

Let's all take a trip down memory lane, back to the mid-2000s. Social network sites like Friendster and LiveJournal were still fairly popular, and above all, MySpace was shaping up to be "the thing."

Then, it felt like virtually overnight, MySpace petered out and Facebook became the ubiquitous social network. Goodbye Tom.

As of late, MySpace has been doing a lot of redesigning and internal testing. Users could catch a glimpse of the "Web 3.0" design that MySpace was working on, but getting to try it out was on an invite-only basis. Basically, MySpace is trying to be "stylish" and call upon the nostalgia of 2004.

The new redesign has now been opened to the public, though it's not clear when MySpace officially launched (or rather, there's been no official announcements yet.) Users keen to try out the new MySpace need only direct themselves to http://new.myspace.com... to meet the all-too-familiar mug of half Lonely Island, ex-pop star, and MySpace owner Justin Timberlake.

Those who've logged in will find that MySpace isn't itching to try to be a Facebook copy. That would be weird. After all, the log in page to the new MySpace allows users to sign in with their Facebook. Allowing use to a direct competitor for your site's login credentials would be just a little bit ludicrous. MySpace's new direction is more musician-oriented, which was pretty much what the website was already shaping up to be post the mass social media exodus to Facebook.

For those who just want a trip down memory lane, the new MySpace's log in page also has an option to preview the classic MySpace. Ah, yes. Let's not forget those awful, awful backgrounds.

 

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    classzero , January 16, 2013 12:40 PM
    nooo, not the return of myspace
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    calmstateofmind , January 16, 2013 12:49 PM
    Aren't we getting tired of socializing so much? I know I am...
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    rebel1280 , January 16, 2013 2:11 PM
    Ah yes, Myspace, where old viruses that get caught easily go to feel better about themselves. That's what Myspace became, an old bar full of old bad dudes waiting for a victim. That being said, i clicked on the link :)  Is this backed by Apple? It looks very...appleesque..
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    memadmax , January 16, 2013 5:10 PM
    It's worse now then it was back then.

    I remember toying with and getting an intro to web programming with myspace...

    Now, it just feels like some kind of Apple rehash of some sort...
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    alidan , January 16, 2013 5:10 PM
    ok.

    myspace looks a hell of allot better than facebook

    the only thing bad with it is i believe ist still designed for 1024x764 monitors
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    Vorador2 , January 16, 2013 7:41 PM
    In the name of god, why?
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    infernocy , January 16, 2013 10:42 PM
    calmstateofmindAren't we getting tired of socializing so much? I know I am...


    by socializing you mean putting our data online so other people can sell it and make money from us ?
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    LePhuronn , January 17, 2013 6:23 PM
    And they can't even do a CSS3 background-size properly...
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