It’s somewhat obvious that not all of today’s social networks, or yesterday’s for that matter, are going to make it in the biz, so in today’s post, I want us all to make some social network predictions based on what has happened to the members of N’Sync.
Our five boy banders are:
Justin Timberlake – N’Sync’s number one member in terms of vocals, dancing and tween-heartthrob status, Timberlake has done well for himself as a solo artist collaborating with the likes of Timbaland and Jay-Z. Formerly attached to Britney Spears, Timberlake has had a series of high profile relationships before settling down with Jessica Biel. The hair and accessories were horrible, but they’ve gotten much better and I think they’ll continue to do so. Sometimes he let’s the other members of N’Sync hang out with him on stage at the MTV Music Video Awards, but not usually.
Sussin Score: LinkedIn
Lance Bass – I’m going to be transparent with you, he was my favorite in N’Sync’s glory days. Lance Bass was always unassuming and just did his thing. He got a lot of attention from the ladies and kind of just went with the flow. Years after dating Boy Meets World’s Topanga, he came out as gay. Lance isn’t popping up on random TV shows and we don’t hear of him making music, but he keeps just doing his thing and being himself.
Sussin Score: Pinterest
Joey Fatone – he was the bad boy of the group as you can see by his spiked red hair and accessories. Often times he wore no shirt sleeves, and other times they were there and mesh, but one thing we all know is that he was a big Superman fan (the 90’s cat video.) Fatone shows up randomly on broadway or pulling cameos on TV shows or even appearing in hair loss commercials. The guy has little shame but seems to have staying power.
Sussin Score: YouTube
JC Chasez – formerly a top 2 N’Sync member in terms of vocal ability, notoriety, and 12 yr old girl crushes, JC left N’Sync while still in some control of his career. He dated Tara Reid when that was popular and he had a few singles. He made some bad hair and wardrobe choices over the years and after becoming somewhat unimportant, he does do some behind-the-scenes work now.
Sussin Score: Facebook
Chris Kirkpatrick – Crazy hair. No one knows if he has a good voice but he fit a role. Perhaps he danced well? Anyway, a couple years back Chris was interviewed and said that he thinks N’Sync will definitely get back together some day. He’s slightly delusional but I think if a 90’s tween saw him, they’d still be excited from a reminiscent perspective.
Sussin Score: Friendster
Here’s the thing: we don’t get rid of boy bands. They come back for reunion tours and we wish they wouldn’t sometimes but guess what? Even Chris Kirkpatrick has fan sites to this day. Social networks are in flux, but that doesn’t mean the networks/boys won’t still show up in some way, shape, or form from time-to-time.
I’ll try and break out my best N’Sync impressions at Gartner’s Customer 360 event coming up.