MySpace Resurrection Thanks To FaceBook Open Graph
Myspace's surprising new user numbers have a very unlikely source to thank: Facebook. Myspace has long been the joke of the social media world. Last year the social networking site nearly self-imploded and was victim to massive layoffs, a less than impressive sale, and being written off as a News Corp mistake. Even little victories along the way haven’t been enough to offset the overwhelming failure of the site. Netting Justin Timberlake was gimmicky, and the first mention of Myspace TV sounded like a desperate attempt to grab onto the social TV trend.
To sum up how everyone’s regarded Myspace for the past few years, skip to the one minute mark of this video:
But somehow amidst the wreckage, Myspace managed to accrue one million new subscribers since December 2011, an admirable feat. How did its new company Specific Media save a sinking ship?