Remember Myspace? The social network that took the reigns from Friendster and dominated the Net with its unruly profile pages until Mark Zuckerberg came through with his clean, inclusive, dorm-made Facebook, has been all but forgotten. However, now under new leadership, the beleaguered site just announced a milestone: it's managed to get one million new people to sign up.
When Myspace was sold to News Corp. for $580 million in 2005, the network had just under 100 million users. When News Corp. sold the company in 2010 to Justin Timberlake (yes, that Justin TImberlake) and Specific Media for $35 million, Myspace had less than 33 million users.
The company claims that since December, when it introduced a new music player called—of course—the Myspace Music Player, one million new users have signed up for site.
“MySpace is building meaningful social entertainment experience around content, where consumers can share and discover the music they love. Consumers are getting excited about Myspace again - a testament to a great music product,”said Tim Vanderhook, CEO of Myspace.
While we doubt this is the start of a Myspace comeback, it's interesting to see people are still going to the site and singing up on their own volition. With an estimated 42 million songs available for streaming, Myspace claims its music player has more songs than any music service. Even still, is that enough to convince you to get back in bed with Myspace?
[via Fox News]