Can The New Myspace Leave Its Sketchy Past Behind?
- Updated On 09/01/2016
- Author : HBB | Editorial Staff
- Topic : Social Media
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In case you haven’t heard, Myspace is back on the radar and it’s been completely revamped with the help of new owner, Justin Timberlake. The site was there all along, but a significant amount of users deleted their accounts, and then kind of just forgot that Myspace ever existed. Our guess is that no one ever thought Myspace would make a comeback, and they certainly didn’t expect to ever rejoin the site.
At the peak of its popularity, Myspace was the most visited site in the world—even over Google. The site had millions of members, including individuals, bands, and company pages. So what happened? Why did so many users decide to up and leave? Well, there are a couple possible explanations, the first being that people left in favor of Facebook, which was relatively new but growing rapidly. The other possibility is that people were turned off by how sketchy (and dangerous) Myspace had become.
By sketchy, we’re referring to the fact that Myspace was home to various criminals, including pedophiles and murderers who used the site to find their victims. There were several highly publicized crimes that were attributed to Myspace, which likely played a key role in most people’s decision to leave the site.
Is Myspace Ready?
So now the question is whether or not Myspace can ever truly make a comeback, or if people have shunned the site for good. It’s too early to tell since Myspace is just now attempting to execute its comeback, but some people are already speculating that the site has no chance of regaining the popularity it once claimed. We, however, don’t like to jump the gun with preemptive assumptions about the site’s impending success and/or failure. In the spirit of comebacks, we’d like to give the new Myspace a little more time before we start making bets on its fate.
A Myspace comeback does seems plausible, especially since the site is now backed by Timberlake, who is one of the biggest stars in the world. The new site was recently rebranded as a social entertainment network, meaning that it has a heavy focus on music, arts, culture, and lifestyle. We have to admit, the new interface is clean and visually appealing. The majority of pages belong to bands and musicians who wish to showcase their talents online, but the number of individual accounts is growing. This is a good sign for Myspace because it means that people are returning to create new accounts.
In The Wild Wild West Of The Internet, Anything’s Possible
It’s far-fetched to predict that Myspace could ever make it back to the top of the Social Media ladder, simply because of Facebook‘s massive success. But as we all know, nothing is set in stone and social media trends are always in a state of flux. So who knows, maybe Myspace will regain the coveted title of most popular social media site, and then again, maybe it won’t even get close. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Do you think Myspace will make a full comeback? Let us know in the comments!
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