MySpace overhaul launched


Social networking website MySpace has risen from its ashes to launch the completely new look it announced last September.

The overhaul has been released to the public at the same time as the website's pop star investor Justin Timberlake unveiled his new single Suit and Tie, the first track on his forthcoming album.

Online advertising company Specific Media, which Mr Timberlake has a stake in, bought the website for £22 million and then rebuilt it completely from scratch.

The new website is embracing rival social networks by allowing users to sign in with details from their Twitter accounts. It is instead trying to carve a niche in the industry by drawing upon its musical heritage.

Users will be able to associate playlists of their favourite songs with photographs and will also be encouraged to listen to music that is popular among other MySpace members.

"We’re staying true to our roots in one important way - empowering people to express themselves however they want," the website said.

Users who prefer the old version of MySpace can still switch back to it.