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10 Reasons MySpace Is (Still) Best Music Site Evah

image from In honor of yesterday's sale of MySpace to Justin Timberlake (no joke) and a company that optimizes annoying advertising online $35 million – 5% of what News Corp paid in 2006 – we're resurrecting a guest post from UK indie artist Georgia Wonder that was so popular in 2009 it almost brought down our server.  Since then, MySpace has made a few changes, but sadly this post still rings true.

10 Reasons MySpace Is The Best Music Site Evah:

1. It's still predominantly a cool toilet blue colour. 

2. It's 'retro chic' menus and pages still give you the feeling that you're in 2001

3. Most of MySpace still try to dedicate at least 30% of screen real estate to banner ads, sometimes 50%

4. MySpace still allows you to connect with your fans by letting you check every comment on your page for html embeds

5. You can now sync your tweets up with your MySpace account, so people can leave cool update comments like 'weekends almost here! not trying to brag but i got paid $212 today 🙂 if you wanna make some extra money read this article.'

6. You can still embed as many YouTube videos as you like on your homepage and watch as people's browsers explode under the strain

7. You can still create a top banner image for your homepage so large that it pushes all the horrible myspace crap at least halfway down so people don't have to look at it

8. You can still use third party sites to create a background image for your homepage that flashes so many hearts and stars it can induce seizures

9. You can still use friend bots to add thousands of friends a week to make your band look really cool and important

10. You can still use MySpace to tell people who are a bit slow where you're really hanging out online

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  1. Why would Justin Timberlake buy MySpace if he already helped make Facebook? I’m just kidding, maybe the roll inspired him to own a social network.

  2. Even though the saying “MySpace” makes me want to take some anxiety drugs, they still have great brand awareness. MySpace really could just rip off design features/functionality from a good company like BandCamp, but give the users a bit more freedom like the cool MySpace from years past. Integrate a twitter feed and you’re done.
    I think $35M (especially considering the insane paper that is thrown at music tech start-ups these days) is a steal if they do the right things with it.

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