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Those of you who have been following me for a while (or know me personally) know that Myspace is one of my favorite things to talk about. I have said before that I would drop everything to be the CEO of that company, and I’m only half kidding when I say that.
When Myspace released a video of their redesigned site I was elated. Watching (fictional person) David create an account and then scroll through pictures and friends, share music, connect with musicians… It seemed to echo many of the thoughts I had for the service; take the template for Myspace Music, and grow it. Make Myspace a place for artists. The New Myspace brings us closer to a social network for artists than any other site has before. And it does it with style. Myspace is damn pretty.
I have been using New Myspace almost two months. I think it’s pretty good. The site just opened to the public so I thought it would be worth putting some thoughts on down on text
As far as the gist of the site, the flow and basic day to day use, New Myspace makes more sense to me than Facebook. I would go as far as saying that New Myspace actually makes Facebook feel a little outdated, especially when you consider that we we live in a world of Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
I still don’t know what to do with Google+. It could syndicate my Facebook posts? That seems boring because my Facebook is already a syndication of tumblr. I’ll probably just ignore it until it goes away.
What are you doing with Google+?
We’re working on some big, exciting changes at Canvas, and we wanted to share a sneak peek with you. Here are some of the new features heading your way:
✎ You can remix your own portrait and add a short bio
✎ You can follow and be followed by other Canvas users
✎ People can draw on your graffiti wall
✎ More unlockable achievements on the way
Tags for your remixes
✎ You can follow tags from your homepage and see when new stuff is tagged
✎ You can give your remix any tag, even one that’s never been used before
✎ You can give your remixes more than one tag
A personal feed
✎ Your personal feed shows remixes from people you follow, and remixes that people you follow stickered
✎ Clicking “Explore” shows everything that’s hot on Canvas right now
We’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks!
I’m excited about the new Canvas
This Is My Jam
I’ve been fumbling around with This Is My Jam since last night. It’s mission is simple, simply share whatever song you consider to be your current jam. After 7 days you have to pick a new song.
Bonus, you don’t have to upload songs yourself, you just search on their site and it seems to hunt for the song online. My current jam, Anymore by The Submarines, is being pulled from YouTube. I have no idea what the technological magic behind the service is, but I appreciate it a lot.
I definitely like the idea here and I really appreciate the simple design. They’ve tacked on comments, and followers and all that to-be-expected-social-stuff, but they are also allowing you to kick out to Twitter, Facebook and Last FM. I would love an embed code / Tumblr support, but the service is new so I forgive them.