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MySpace Users Can Sync Updates with Twitter

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MySpace has announced that it is rolling out a feature that allows users to sync their status updates with their Twitter feed. The feature is available in beta to all US users.

A spokesperson for MySpace tells WebProNews that 55% of US Internet users ages 18-24 are on MySpace, compared to just 14% for Twitter (comScore) and that 31% of survey respondents who visit MySpace said they read other people’s updates on Twitter (source: Forrester, 8/09).

When a user takes advantage of this feature, their status update will appear in  their Twitter feed, and any Twitter feed update will appear in their MySpace Status & Mood.

MySpace and Twitter Sync

"At MySpace, we believe in open content distribution and want to help users socialize around content in many different places," says MySpace Senior Product Manager Sharon Nguyen. "Your status update is a quick way to tell friends what you’re up to, or in to. Our new sync functionality is part of an ongoing effort to make it simple for people to share their status beyond MySpace and allow friends and followers to interact with that content Web-wide."

MySpace and Twitter Sync

MySpace’s syncing functionality includes:

- Status updates synced from MySpace to Twitter and vice versa

-  Updates originating from MySpace will be noted as such on Twitter and vice versa

- Status syndication can be enabled for one-way or two-way

- When updates post to Twitter, readers have a link back to MySpace to make commenting easy

- Enables on-the-go status syncing (for Twitter and MySpace Mobile – WAP and apps)

- Open authentication technology (OAuth) protects account credentials and data shared between sites

To set it up, users should go to "My Account" then setup the desired services they would like to sync. The company says you can sync to Twitter now, and that more networks will be available soon. After choosing a service, just click confirm.

 

MySpace Users Can Sync Updates with Twitter
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  • http://BrutusReport.com Steve

    Nice feature for MySpace to add. Really reduces the need to visit Twitter. But your Twitter wall has much more than just your personal tweets. They should try to incorporate friends tweets also.

  • http://upcoming-movies.net Damian

    Nice feature but not sure how useful it will be… It might keep people from strolling off of MS to Twitter and not returning for that Internet session. I doubt that it would have any barring on teens tweens and others cause simply updating your tweetstatus is just one small part of the tweet experience.

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