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Screenshot: Meredith Dietz It’s finally your turn on the family’s desktop computer. It takes forever to boot up. (You kill time by rapping along to the bridge in Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life,” feebly blasting from your iPod nano.) You’re finally online. What’s the first site you visit to express your emo musical taste, rearrange your heirarchy of friends, make angsty statuses to catch your crush’s attention, and stay up-to-date on all your school’s cliques and crushes? Not Facebook. Not Twitter, nor Tumblr. There’s only one choice for you: MySpace . The last time you heard about MySpace was probably when the site accidentally deleted the 50 million songs during a server migration in 2018. But after the last 5+ years of world-shaking social media vitriol, in rolls the MySpace-themed platform SpaceHey , a “retro social network” that claims to be focused on privacy and customizability, but also sweet, sweet nostalgia. It’s currently making headlines , attracting a recent surge of 200,000 new users. But does this “new” network have anything to offer users who were too young to experience the, uh, heyday of the site that inspired it? Here’s the 411 on the appeal of SpaceHey—from the perspective of Lifehacker’s resident Gen Z ( cusp! ) writer. What is SpaceHey? SpaceHey is functionally a social network and stylistically a nostalgia project. It looks and feels a lot like MySpace did during its peak in the mid-2000s—although SpaceHey makes it clear it has no official connection to MySpace. In […]