It didn’t take long for Justin Timberlake, MySpace co-owner, to shake up the vintage social network: MySpace launches this month as a video channel on the new Panasonic HDTV, as it is now becoming a social viewing/listening app on TVs. Basically, the new idea is that MySpace will become a way for you to comment on music videos, TV shows, and movies, along with your social network, in real time. Its goal is to replace the necessity of sitting in a room together with your friends to comment on what you’re seeing.
At first, MySpace TV will only be available to use on MySpace’s music video archive, but, eventually, it will include movies and film. Here’s what Timberlake said about MySpace TV. Dude is a CEO now too:
“We’re ready to take television and entertainment to the next step by upgrading it to the social networking experience. Why text or email your friends to talk about your favorite programs after they’ve aired when you could be sharing the experience with real-time interactivity from anywhere across the globe? As the plot of your favorite drama unfolds, the joke of your favorite SNL character plays, or even the last second shot of your favorite team swishes the net, we’re giving you the opportunity to connect your friends to your moments as they’re actually occurring. This is the evolution of one of our greatest inventions, the television. And, we no longer have to crowd around the same one to experience it together.”
It’s become so hard to tease Timberlake, and he had cornrows at one point. [DS]