Myspace’s massive redesign looks pretty amazing (based on the promo video). There’s a big focus on images and video, and you’ll notice it right away with the full-page dimensions. For now, no banner ads and flashy animated gifs, though I bet they’ll make a comeback in some way, shape or form. Some screenshots remind me of Tumblr, though that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m extremely curious to see how the horizontal scrolling is implemented and whether or not that’ll introduce some usability issues. Will swiping down on my mouse or pressing the spacebar paginate through the content? The entire experience looks like it can be easily translated as a tablet app. There’s definitely going to be a close relationship between users and artists/events. If you look closely at Justin Timberlake’s profile navigation, there’s a nav item for “Shop” and I’m going to assume that that’s going to play heavily in their monetization strategy because of the depletion of ad units.
I’m really digging the search & search results page.