So the word is that the old bird is back in the hood. MySpace is coming back. My best years were spent rummaging through her pages finding past childhood loves and adding them to my ‘top 8’ in a very calculated manner. Couldn’t have him at the top because he’d think I liked him to much…duh
But the real question is, seeing as MySpace was the grandmomma of this new generation, can it get a makeover, grab a sports car and be an actual presence in this 2012 twitterverse? Will we roll our eyes at the old broad or admire her preservation? With facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram, spotify, etc. is there room?
Well, here’s how I see it. None of those previously mentioned sites were an ENTIRELY new concept, just a new way of presenting information. It’s like we are still consuming a hamburger, whether in a pan or grilled (grilled obviously the improvement). Facebook is just a moving yearbook stuck online. Twitter, little facebook statuses; instagram, a photoshop masters quickie; spotify, napster without the keeps. All these innovations just presented the same information different, fresher, whiter, easier (and legally) and the public catches suit. People like when you take something familiar and give it a little teeny refreshing twist. In our social media chaos we are dealing with confessions of personal feelings, friend stalking, picture taking, bragging rights, business promotion and music. If Myspace can come up with a different more concise way of presenting all that information into a beautiful UX, with an interface flowing so easy its fun, I’m down for the switch. I must say I’m a HUGE fan of the lateral moving website. I always want to scroll sideways, feels more like a landscape and entering another world than reading a report.
(Not to mention I miss picking a page song: Bossy by Kelis was my LAST opportunity!)
Google+ you tried and failed. I wanted to be on your bandwagon but you lost us with the circle overload. We don’t need to categorize our friends especially when Facebook does it for us (frequency depending on who’s page we visit the most). UX is so much greater when users can be lazy. We like laziness.
I’m excited to see how lazy i can be in this space.
JT did you just happen to bring sexy back? again?