Say wha? Yea 麦斯贝 (mai si bei), somewhat better known as MySpace, is launching its Chinese site in two days, or so say the good people at Sohu IT. The wildly successful social networking site is supposed to have had a complete local makeover, but if “麦斯贝” is any indication of that effort, we aren’t going in with high expectations. Other than a vague phonetic resemblance to “MySpace”, the Chinese name carries no meaning of its own. In a market flush with foreign sounding brand names, 麦斯贝 could have just as easily been a water enema delivering bidet, eh-eh-good.
Anyway, if you are interested in hooking up with some local friends, go check out MySpace.cn on the 26th, and don’t’ forget to send Shanghaiist a friend request.