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Ding. Myspace is ready

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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The Internet Explorer of social networks is finally granting invitations after months of work rebuilding the site from scratch.

This is not Myspace as we know it. No ugly user interface, no uglier user customizations and loading times are up from 2/3 minutes to less than 10 seconds.

The site has become more of a music discovery and consumption website than a general purpose social network full of only musicians. On this surface this is fine, but I think the magic has been lost. Whereas old-Myspace was brimming with schoolboy bands it now recommends Alicia Keys and Ellie Goulding (global celebrities).

The new design is definitely ambitious and lays out content horizontally. This is good. I like this. But it means the site can’t be responsive. If your window is less than about 900px wide you’ll have to scroll 200px right to be able to see the post input.

But I’d rather not bash New Myspace too much, because it’s a massive improvement and I do predict it as a player in the music discovery scene. We can only wait and see what it will become.

Posted 01st Dec 2012
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