Parents' Guide to

Myspace

By Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Safer sequel to classic network spotlights music.

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What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

age 16+

Almost ruined my life.

My myspace was hacked and I was never notified by the company or anyone for that matter. My identity can now be bought on black market websites for 20 dollars. I had to buy LifeLock which is 30 dollars a month and freeze my credit which is another 10 dollars for each credit reporting agency. Filing police reports and countless hours of time wasted talking with credit card companies and others. If you don't love your family and want your whole life paused in a terrible dark cloud of despair, I would say yeah sigh up for Myspace!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

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.

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