Although MySpace was beginning their rise to popularity sometime back when boy band NSync was still popular, apparently the band’s front man turned actor Justin Timberlake didn’t get the memo, that in 2011 it just wasn’t that way.
Justin Timberlake, fresh off the heels of playing Napster founder/ Facebook President, Sean Parker in the award winning film The Social Network, is somehow part of the group that purchased MySpace today for $35 Million.
It was announced earlier in the day that a little known advertising firm called Specific Media from Fox. The deal is expected to close today. Fox purchased MySpace in 2005 for $580 Million Dollars.
Shortly after the sale announcement Timberlake issued a statement that he was now one of the owners and would help spearhead a revamping of MySpace designed to help artists become even more interactive with their fans.
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place,” Timberlake said in a statement.
None of the things Timberlake described in his statement are truly innovative. Possibly his star power will breathe new life into the site however most former MySpace users long ago left for greener pastures with Facebook and Twitter