Retro MySpace clone SpaceHey blows up with 200,000 signups


MySpace was the most popular social service on the Web before Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook surged ahead. — AFP

Tens of thousands of people are flocking to a new social website that resurrects the look and feel of MySpace from the early 2000s in all its primordial glory. Created by a young German coder identifying himself as An the Maker, SpaceHey is a faithful recreation of the spartan social experience in the early years of online media, triggering nostalgia in some users and curiosity in others.

MySpace was the most popular social service on the Web before Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook surged ahead. In the years since its heyday, Instagram, now also under the Meta umbrella, defined new ways of interacting around images and visuals, Snap Inc’s Snapchat made ephemeral video clips a sensation and Twitter Inc turned the retweet into a weapon of mass distraction.

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