They used to be kind of running out of steam, but their new design makes them once again the best platform for emerging artists to advertise show dates, album releases etc. Also a great way for people to discover new music.
Constantly changing and rarely for the better. its become so convoluted and complicated that its barely fun to play with. Where twitter is paced fun and free spirited, facebook pops along with10001 games you dont care about and feels more like spam email than sixties social media. but when it works, it works well and connects distant friends and family. its a blessing, but a frustrating one.
I have been a member of Myspace for a number of years, & until they changed to version 3.0, Myspace was my favourite site to meet with like minded friends & have fun creating profiles, that we could all enjoy.
Version 2.0 was superb & great fun to use.
Then disaster struck, with the introduction of the boring & far less creative version 3.0!!!!
Why of why the Myspace hierarchy felt they needed to destroy a site that was fun to belong to, & thus have tens of thousands of their members fleeing the sight, is completely beyond me.
I live in hope that one day Myspace will enable us to have all the freedom & fun we experienced with version 2.0, back again.
When people describe someone else as "peaked" just think of how popular MySpace was, and how quickly it died by allowing people to make their own pages look like crap. Great example of not thinking smart, and giving people everything they want without long term planning.
They were big when I was in high school (5 years ago) but have really fallen behind. They seem to try to do what Facebook does, but not as well. I do still have my MySpace though, just because there are videos on it that I don't have anywhere else.