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MySpace 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 […]

-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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  1. It’s really interesting how so many of these social networks are taking this step. At least from my experience and from the experience of people I’ve talked to, the different social networks are used for different sorts of communications (communicating private versus public information, having conversations versus broadcasting news and info, etc). So doing any kind of automatic syncing where whatever you post on facebook or myspace automatically gets tweeted seems like it could be impractical for a lot of people. However, the option of being able to tweet from these networks could be a good first step in helping to synergize the different kinds of information sharing power these networks have…

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  2. bad move by myspace the only message they are sending their users now is
    “we cant innovate so we are looking at options outside our ecosystem to provide value to our users ”
    in short we have given up
    :(

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