Is MySpace Officially On The Come-Up Again?
A few years ago, MySpace was basically left for dead. Most of its users abandoned their MySpace pages and flocked to Facebook. Then, Twitter came out and started attracting social media users, too. And before we knew it, MySpace looked like a graveyard filled with old, unattended pages and dozens of ads popping up all over the place. It was, well, a really sad sight, to say the least. But then, Justin Timberlake threw some money behind the brand, MySpace scrapped their original format and started thinking outside the box, and—voila!—it appears as though MySpace is alive again. Or…is it?
At this point, it’s really too hard to tell. But MySpace is showing signs of growth. At the moment, they have about 36 million users on the site, which is up from the 24 million people who were using the site less than a year ago. A lot of that growth can be directly attributed to the initial relaunch of the site and the commercial that ran on TV at the beginning of the year. But MySpace has also done some really cool things in recent months—like create a ton of original content and start Web series like CRWN—in order to drum up interest in the site. So it looks like MySpace could be back for good, assuming they continue to grow and get new users to sign up for the site.
Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen. But we have to admit that what MySpace has been able to do in recent months has been nothing short of amazing. As we said earlier, MySpace was dead and gone just a few short years ago. And now, it seems like it is going to start to grow again and be mentioned alongside companies like Facebook and Twitter. And you know what? That’s a great thing. All of these social media companies need one another in order to continue to raise the bar when it comes to cool new social innovations. So we look forward to looking at MySpace in another year or so to see how much it has grown.
Do you have the “new” MySpace yet? Do you like it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.