By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart
5:40 PM CST, December 3, 2012
MySpace is attempting yet another comeback, but this time they might really be serious.
As seen in this preview video posted at http://new.myspace.com and tweeted by part-owner Justin Timberlake back in September, the social networking site has undergone a total redesign, bringing it much closer to Pinterest's photo-heavy, grid-like setup, except with horizontal, side-to-side scrolling.
Pre-launch invites began rolling out to select few users this week, and you know what? I really want one. I don't hate this new design in the slightest--it builds on the idea of photocentric sharing and polishes it up in a seemingly beautiful way--and the New MySpace's focus on music (streaming audio and videos) is really intriguing and impressive. It's not a huge surprise, considering Timberlake is one of many leading the charge with the direction of the new site and that, after all, MySpace was--and still is, even in its neglected state--the one social networking site to really put effort into creating a community for bands and music junkies before Spotify made it easier than ever.
My hope? That the New MySpace will be sort of a blown out, super social version of Spotify. You know, the thing Mark Zuckerberg was kind of aiming for when Facebook partnered with Spotify last year. So if you're listening, MySpace lords, send me an invite! I'm waiting.
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