FORGOTTEN social network Myspace is to stage a comeback by using the version of Facebook that everyone thought was absolutely fine.
Executives spotted a gap in the market after Facebook redesigned itself in a way that makes it virtually unusable.
A spokesman said: “The old Facebook design was so good. It made us look like amateurs. But, as Facebook doesn’t seem to want it anymore, we figured there was no point in letting something that did not need to be changed in any way go to waste.
“We’re just so happy that Facebook has suddenly decided to stop being good at this. Seriously, we’d cleared our desks.”
Industry analysts said the market was surprised at Facebook’s decision to turn itself into a complete and utter mess shortly before its initial public offering, but stressed that it is irrelevant because the company’s value is based on a weird dream where Mark Zuckerberg kills 100 billion chickens.
Martin Bishop, head of bubbles at Donnelly-McPartlin, said: “Dot-com valuations have been based on weird dreams since the mid ’90s. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
The Myspace spokesman added: “It’ll be like Myspace and Facebook have done a Freaky Friday body-swap. Hey, let’s all share our memories of the original version of Freaky Friday using the Freaky Friday Myspace App.
“You see, we are still incredibly bad at this, but at least the Freaky Friday Myspace App Status Update will not keep moving from one side of the page to the other for absolutely no reason.”