Hey, older music fans! Is Mojo a little “critical” for your tastes? Does VH1 not devote enough time to remembering when? Tired of falling for intriguing young women in bikinis who turn out to be viruses? Well now there’s a social networking site designed to do nothing but blast your brain with memories of cultural events that happened before 1990. Getback.com will remind you of stuff, and then introduce you to other people who remember stuff! And don’t worry about getting confused by all that cutting and pasting, that’s for kids! Classic songs and movie trailers are already on the site, just waiting for you to put your name next to them. A Facebook for your generation–a generation that’s already dead.
GetBack president Chris Dominguez, a former executive at MTV Networks and iFilm, said there’s an opportunity to create a destination for people over 35 who might not be enamored of the younger-skewing MySpace and Facebook.
“We found that demographic was coming online with full broadband and using social networking,” Dominguez said. “But there wasn’t anything created typically for them.”
A clear difference between GetBack and the social networking giants is that the site comes with content. Instead of a user having to go out and find a U2 video to put on their page, for example, the site already has that content available.
The site features movie trailers through an agreement with ScreenPlay, a service that has deals with all the major studios, and the pages feature 30-second samples of 750,000 songs through an agreement with All Media Guide.
Getback.com also has deals with Amazon, Itunes, Hulu and numerous record companies so that all your nostalgia-inspired purchasing needs are just a click away. And you don’t have to worry about accidently wandering across an aging Flavor Flav or Miley Cyrus’ bra. It’s strictly Public Enemy and Debbie Gibson.
Check out the current “GetBack Picks!”
• Retro Minute
•Beatles Live! FlipBook
•Rows of ‘Fros FlipBook
•U2 “Mysterious Ways”
Wait a second, “Mysterious Ways?” That happened in the nineties! What’s that doing here? What’s next, a Fall Out Boy? Some teenage girl in a tank top trying to be my friend? Why is my full name on my page? My boss might see that! Oh no, a sex pop-up! Son, help! I just wanted to tell people I like the trailer for Major League!