Is the Power of Simplicity a Myth?

I belong in, what I suspect to be, quite a large group.  We love simplicity.

GoogWe love the simple white page of Google.

We love 37 signals.

We commend the Web 2.0 sense of style.

We generally hold out a clean, simple UI to be a key factor for success on the web.  We keep pointing to Google as an example.
Then, comes MySpace, the fastest growing web property.  It is enormously successful.  And, people are spending a ton of time browsing it. They seem to love it.

And the UI is anything but simple. It’s crowded, cluttered.  Lots of colors…

Is MySpace the biggest blow to the cult of simplicity?

See below and decide for yourself.


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