Remember Myspace? Yeah, I don’t either. Between sites like Facebook and Twitter, Myspace is a sinking ship. The once popular social media site was sold this Wednesday to Specific Media for $35M. But, this isn’t the last you’ve seen of Myspace – just like Britney, the site is reinventing itself. Be prepared for a comeback.
“I’m excited to help revitalize MySpace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community,” said Justin Timberlake, who is taking a financial stake in the company, the amount is still unknown. “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect.”
Justin must be pretty confident that he’s popular enough to revive this, and COO Chris Vanderhook is more than happy to have the singer-turned-actor pushing for the site’s success.
“Justin is tremendously talented and passionate about the opportunities for artists to build communities with their fans. He believes MySpace is a great place to do that,” Vanderhook said.
I’m excited to see the comeback. Afterall, he brought sexy back – can he bring Myspace back?
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