I'm sure we all remember My Space. Once the worlds hottest Social Networking platform. Some say the granddaddy of them all which actually started everything.
If we remember My Space, we also know that it has taken a beating and is barely spoken of anymore for many reasons.
I found this article in website magazine that I thought would be of interest. It seems that My space has finally decided not to continue dying the slow death that we have all been watching since it was purchased by Viacom:
That happened, in part, because of the customization factor with Myspace. Backgrounds became loaded with flashing and animated elements, content was shuffled, code was mangled and the site became sluggish and just plain ugly. The atmosphere took on the feel of an online red-light district - anything goes, there was little to no policing of content and spam was running rampant. The site lacked focus. Or, to borrow a favorite expression, the inmates were running the asylum. What was Myspace? Was it a social network? An entertainment portal?The All-new Myspace a Model of Rebranding - Website Magazine - Website MagazineIt took time for Myspace to wake up. Perhaps too much time. But, this new iteration of the website has dusted off old criticisms and revamped a once industry-leading brand. Where Facebook is clean (almost dull these days) and focused squarely on interaction and making friends, the new Myspace is all about delivering bright, vibrant and viral content, where and how their users want it.