A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can create playlists and radio stations to listen to and share with friends on Myspace. They'll discover new music and can read more about their favorite artists. An "Insights" page lets users see a graph of statistics that measure their page views and connections. Teens who use this social site responsibly can definitely expand their musical horizons, but learning is fairly limited.
Violence & Scariness
There's a wide range of artists on the site; some have lyrics and visuals that reference guns and violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some music has sexualized lyrics and visual images. Unlike classic Myspace, users don't tend to post revealing photos or sexualized comments.
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Since there's a wide range of genres and artists, language runs from squeaky clean to heavy on the profanity.
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Products & Purchases
Currently, there are no ads, but there are articles that promote artists and their releases.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some visual and lyrical references to drinking, smoking, and drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this new version of Myspace is even more focused on music than the "classic" version. Think Pinterest meets Spotify -- social networking elements still exist, but the emphasis is on connecting with artists or content you like, not accumulating friends. Compared to the classic Myspace, user content is clean -- racy photos are few and far between. However, there are many different artists and genres represented on the site, so teens can find music with sexual or violent content if they're looking for it. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Myspace.
Is It Any Good?
The new version of Myspace creates a very different experience from the original. The design is sleek, with horizontal scrolling and an aesthetic that's more reminiscent of an ad agency than a social networking site. Musicians and other artists who want to showcase their creations can build a sophisticated portfolio; fans can use "connections" to curate a profile that shows off their taste and leads them to other like-minded users. The navigation can be confusing -- it's not very intuitive -- but the site offers a virtual tour and guides to using new features. (You might have to read them more than once.) The music player is excellent.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.