In an attempt to make it the number one online community music destination and regain its visitor numbers, the ailing social networking site ‘MySpace’ announced the fourth major design.
After an early peak in the year 2005, MySpace witnessed a steady decline and was recently sold for $ 35 billion to an advertising network – Specific Media.
Later, the company announced the singer Justin Timberlake will also take an ownership stake in My Space and play a major role in its future. He tweeted a link to a video previewing the new service.
THIS IS MYSPACEvimeo.com/myspace/the-ne…#NEWMYSPACE.
The video shows the website is back with a major overhaul and the new incarnation in no way bears resemblance to its earlier versions.
Also, in a statement the popular singer said,“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place”.
When you visit the website you will find that the redesigned site now boasts a completely new look. The look seems to take inspiration from other websites such as Pinterest, Tumblr and About.me.
The profile of new MySpace features a small profile photo against a large background image. Images and status updates have been arranged in a side-scrolling grid.
On the other hand, the navigation panel features a Discover tab somewhat similar to the discover tab of Twitter which allows you to view artists, songs, radio stations, information, etc.
In addition, there are new tools being created for artists to help them communicate with their fan base in a better way. Currently, users will get access to 42 million songs, making MySpace the largest library of online music.
That said, when the new New Myspace will be available to the public, no one knows. All you can do at present is sign up for an invite to the site and wait for the company to respond to your invite request.
Meanwhile, check out the website’s teaser clip on Vimeo.