First look at the new MySpace, and it won't be what you expect

Date
25 September 2012
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I feel a bit sorry for Myspace, which fell from grace so spectacularly it became a social media punchline of the early 2000s, a nostalgic staging post on route to the Facebook-Twitter axis of everywhere. But yesterday something extraordinary happened – MySpace released a teaser video showing off its new look and, whisper it, it looks pretty darn impressive.

The clean, crisp, stripped-back approach is a world away from the eyeball-battering of the existing site and design types have been queuing up to admit that it looks really rather good.

Of course the problems with Myspace run deeper than aesthetics and it will take much more than a swanky redesign to reverse its decade of decline. But it could be the opening salvo in winning back some of its lost credibility and its design team deserves a great deal of credit for creating something that has raised so many eyebrows (in a good way).

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New Myspace (video still)

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New Myspace (video still)

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New Myspace (video still)

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New Myspace (video still)

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New Myspace (video still)

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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