Random subjects will sometimes start trending on Twitter, and no one really knows why. Someone tweets a thought. It goes viral. And soon the subject is leading the way on the social media platform.
Such was the case with MySpace, the social media service that dominated the internet during the early 2000s. People across the internet paid tribute to MySpace with their tweets Tuesday morning.
We’ve collected a few of them below.
look, if we can’t bring back myspace can we at least bring back myspace hair?— Mykie (@GlamandGore) July 14, 2020
Somewhere there’s a universe where we all just stayed on wholesome ass MySpace instead of Facebook. Real turning point in our society 😭— marvin tripp (@AlowhaSage) July 14, 2020
MySpace is trending which means 30-somethings are reminiscing about being in school & spending actual hours editing their profiles, figuring out what song to play when someone went to your page, & fighting to be someone's top 8.— Quita✨ (@merry_shai) July 14, 2020
Me. I am that 30-something.
MySpace used to have us using html codes just to have crank that Soulja boy play in the background— Neechi Sosa (@Neechi_Sosa) July 14, 2020
Remember on MySpace when you posted a new picture and ppl would b like “let me own this” and you’d change the caption to “______ownz this pic xD”— jamie (@jamiesouppp) July 14, 2020
Myspace is trending and I can say without a doubt in hindsight it was the most elite form of social media ever invented— Drew Cadell - ▫️Duality▪️ (@drewcadell94) July 14, 2020
All of that said, MySpacestill exists. It’s become a social platform for musicians and artists, similar to SoundCloud with a Facebook vibe. It’s not at all the platform it used to be. Many users switched over to Facebook and other social media networks, leaving MySpace behind.
Still, it doesn’t hide the fact that people reminisced about the social network all of these years later, pointing to how important it was for millennials and young adults during its prime years.