Myspace Photos Come Back from the Dead

Jun 02, 2014 03:59 PM EDT | Jordan Ecarma

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If you thought your Myspace photos were history, think again.

"Your Photos are Back!" said the subject line of an email sent to thousands of Myspace users over the weekend, reported The Washington Post. Among the social network's 15 billion photos, users can find "the good, the rad and the what were you thinking," said the email.

Hugely popular prior to the advent of Facebook, Myspace was rebooted in 2013 as a site that focused on music and artists with streaming services, industry news and ways for fans to connect. But the shiny revamp hasn't brought Myspace anywhere close to its former glory.

The site reported in October that it had 31 million monthly users, a slim figure compared with the 100 million that used Myspace at its peak and nowhere close to Facebook's 1.28 billion.

Logging into the site after all these years will bring you back to old photos, but all old comments and private messages have disappeared, according to the Post.

Myspace hasn't said if the email tactic worked.

A spokesperson told Mashable, "Myspace has been reaching out to current and past users to re-engage them through a personalized experience."  

While it won't be catching up to Facebook any time soon, Myspace has gained popularity with bands as a place to share new music, according to ABC News.

Justin Timberlake and Specific Media purchased the company from News Corp. in a $35 million deal in 2011. Last year, a reported $20 million was invested in an ad campaign to bring users back to the site. 

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