A geeky focus on the new Myspace

Although it is already public knowledge that the new Myspace is currently available at the beta stage, here at Geeks In Cambodia we really felt like dropping few lines on this new experiment…

Former social network Myspace was founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe and then acquired by Rupert Murdoch on 2005. After it was sold to Specific Media in 2011 (partnering with Justin Timberlake), everyone was expecting this network to reborn from its ashes, along with amazing new design and features…

Verdict ? Pros and cons for sure… But as far as we’re concerned, the beta version arrived in early 2013 seduced us for several reasons. First of all we love the design, the aesthetic is simple and familiar, hence easy to find your way even on a first visit. Setting up a profile is fast and intuitive, as well as seeking for informations. Furthermore, the opengraph registration (with Facebook or Twitter), makes the process even easier.

On the other hand, as the new version is at the early stage, getting connected with people remains limited ; and as many others, we’re puzzled on how this new social network will manage to be competitive and play its cards right amongst all the existing leaders.

Indeed Myspace used to be renowned for its use in the musical industry, but with the advent of platforms like Soundclound, Mixcloud or Spotify for instance, there is still a long way to go to attract new active users.

Although, many Myspace « aficionados » claim how they appreciate the fact that this network can gather a general use (such as Facebook), and a specific use for artists, with accurate contents and relevant features as far as music is concerned (ability to stream music, to create playlists and radios).

Too early to say what all of this will become, but still hard to believe Myspace might soon gain back its former glory, unless it keeps working on its rebranding and bring new features to unleash the «Rising Phoenix» we were all expecting…