MySpace Taps Into the Power of Twitter With Syncing

-16MySpace said today that it’s rolling out a new feature in beta that lets U.S. users sync status updates in their Twitter feed and profile page on the social network, symbolizing MySpace’s efforts to piggyback off of the micro-messaging service’s growing popularity. The syncing function will let people cross-post their status updates from either Twitter or MySpace. When users post their status updates to Twitter, a link posted alongside the tweet will direct people back to MySpace.

This functionality is a growing trend in the social web space. For instance, applications such as TweetDeck and Seesmic also are equipped with features that enable people to cross-post their status updates across multiple social networks.

To sync updates between the two sites, MySpace is using OAuth’s open authentication technology. The syncing functionality is available on mobile phones and will be rolled out globally in a few weeks.


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