MySpace Attempts Comeback, Unveils Radical Redesign

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September 24, 2012 12:49 p.m.

MySpace, which has bled users amid the rise of Facebook and Twitter is unveiling a radical new redesign, over a year after it was sold by News Corporation to Specific Media and pop star Justin Timberlake. The new redesign isn’t yet live, but MySpace on Monday published a banner running at the top of the website indicating it would be “coming soon.”

Timberlake, a part owner in MySpace who Specific Media said would “play a major role in developing the creative direction and strategy for the company moving forward,” on Monday tweeted a new video advertising the redesigned website, which features a completely different user experience that contains a control bar on the bottom of the screen, the ability to import users photos from other services, a “Pinterest”-like layout and feed of a user’s content, emphasizing photos and imagery, and of course (this being Timberlake’s project) a heavy emphasis on music discovery, listening and, in the case of music videos, viewing. 

Check out the video ad here: 

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