Another year, another ‘new Myspace’ (disclosure – my former employer), but since Specific Media and Justin Timberlake partnered in buying the property from News Corp for $100m in June last year there has been talk of a completely re-thought design built from the ground up, and that’s exactly what this video posted last night suggests.
The interface takes cues from Pinterest, We Are Hunted and even Twitter iOS (the laterally overlapping content layers) and early reactions in social media and press seem to be positive. You can sign up for an invite here.
There’s no doubt this is slick but the big question is, since all those other services moved in to fill the post-Myspace void, is there room for a site like this now? Do we need it? Let us know whether you think this will be a hit or a flop…
Will Francis (@willfrancis) was Editor of MySpace UK (2007-2010) and is now Director of Harkable – a creative social technology company in London