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Myspace relaunches with its sights set on Spotify

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Tue Jan 15 2013, 13:42
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ONCE POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORK Myspace is back, having opened its reworked virtual doors to the public on Tuesday.

Dubbed the "new Myspace", the redesigned website has, as if by some kind of bizarre coincidence, launched alongside the release of Justin Timberlake's new single Suit & Tie, after entering beta testing back in July.

Head over to new.myspace.com and you're greeted with a massive picture of the Myspace co-owner, who played the co-founder of Napster in The Social Network, a film about Facebook.

With Timberlake clearly clinging to his ties with Facebook, new users can sign up to the new Myspace using their Facebook, Twitter or original Myspace accounts. As soon as you're inside, it's clear that the new focus of the website is music, with it featuring a playlist creation feature and several ways to discover new and old music.

Of course, much like Myspace circa 2008, it's not all about music. Users can also post status updates and photos to a Twitter-like stream.

The INQUIRER has been signed up to the new Myspace for a couple of weeks now, and it's certainly a drastic change compared to the Myspace of old. That's not a bad thing either, as everything seems a bit more slick and streamlined than before, and the music player feature will no doubt be a hit for those who don't fancy signing up for a Spotify account.

Has Myspace finally got it right? Time will tell. µ

 

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