A few months ago we snuck a peek at the all new Myspace that’s been under construction. It seems the splash page may have changed as some saw a giant ad for Justin Timerlakes new single, since he is one of the main investors of the site. Now it’s totally up and running and we’ll show you what’s inside. It has indeed been “Rebuilt. Redesigned. Reinvented.” with a simple minimalist look gracing the splash page, enticing users to either join or sign in using their Facebook, Twitter, or old Myspace accounts. You can check it out at this link.
Once signed in, you’ll be greeted with a list of possible interests and occupations to choose from be it musician, photographer or whatnot, to determine what you’re after on Myspace and tailor it to your needs. After going through all the skippable profile fillers, you’ll be sent to your dashboard, the main interface you’ll be accessing the site through. You’ll be navigating the site through a sideways-scroll motion, which could be intended for touch devices, similar to Windows 8 side-scrolling. From the dashboard you can “connect” to other users which essentially follows them and shows you their actions on the Stream.
You also stream music online with the ability to create playlists and radio stations. The company has said that it isn’t trying to compete with social networks like Facebook, but taking on those providing music services such as Pandora, Spotify or Grooveshark.
The interface does get a bit confusing at times, some options seem to still be a bit buggy. Even if they say they aren’t trying to be a social network, it still has traces of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in it with a dash of Tumblr, coupled with some music streaming services. From what’s shown, the site seems to be trying to entice music discovery, the main mission of the site way back in the beginning before it turned into a social network. Design-wise, it’s quite minimalist, using images to draw your attention, but the menus are difficult to navigate.
Its a big step for Myspace and it is pretty new so hopefully things will be smoothed out in time. Feel free to check it out at this link and see it could be a space for you to discover new music.