Woof, social network MySpace still exists! But you didn’t know that because you haven’t logged on since 2006. But it does, it’s true! And the only reason I know it still exists is because News Corp. just spent an undisclosed amount of money (but probably a lot!) to overhaul the saggy site.
“Instead, visitors will be greeted by a mosaic of tiles featuring the most popular videos, music, and news on the site. Entertainment content, not friends, is meant to be the focus. “We’re offering social entertainment, not a social network,” says Jones. The new look is sleeker, though not necessarily quieter. Miller acknowledges that the changes will probably send some MySpace users fleeing but says they’ll help attract new members over time.” Amazingly, 58 million people a month still visit the site. And, you know, that’s kind of amazing, because I would’ve assumed there were no users in which to worry about them fleeing.
Anyways, don’t be surprised if in a year’s time News Corp. punts the site to another company. The new redesign was supposed to kick in on October 27. So I just logged in and it didn’t look any different, so I logged out and that’s that. Probably won’t ever log in to MySpace again.