Justin Timberlake trying to make MySpace happen

justin-timberlake-myspace-redesign.jpgLet's talk about MySpace! No, don't worry, you haven't gone back in time.

You'd think that having starred in the film "The Social Network," Justin Timberlake would understand the evolving trends in, uh, social networking, which are moving far, far away from the MySpace era, but apparently he thinks he can bring it back. Like he did with sexy.

He's teamed up with MySpace for a relaunch that he feels will help people like him -- as in, super famous "tortured artist" types -- connect with fans.

Timberlake admits that he uses social media by necessity, as a public figure, not by choice. "With every obstacle comes an opportunity and I see this, as it speaks to somebody like me, as bridging the gap. It's just bringing the connection that much closer while still making the artist feel comfortable that they can make their art, lock themselves in a room and torture themselves as they do, and still find a way to comfortably connect with their fan base."

We're not sure whether fans will flock to MySpace when Twitter already makes artists so accessible, but we are sure of one thing: the MySpace redesign looks exactly like Twitter.
Photo/Video credit: MySpace