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Just because Facebook has more total users and just released Facebook Connect for iPhone doesn’t mean that MySpace is any less relevant.
In fact, they’ve been avidly working behind the scenes to support open standards in ways that are pretty revolutionary. Today their efforts have come to fruition with some major new announcements for MySpaceID, their identity platform that goes head-to-head with Facebook Connect.
|MySpaceID will now pull in a member’s full profile to support streaming of user activities from MySpace to any site on the Web, it now integrates with OAuth and OpenID, and developers can get access to new MySpaceID SDKs. Also big news is that MySpace has partnered with Yahoo! to support MySpaceID login on Yahoo’s home page.|
The Activity Stream feature of MySpaceID is a pretty big deal, as it means that users of the social network can now automatically stream their MySpace activity on sites that support MySpaceID. Essentially users can have their entire activity feed, or a partner-filtered version, travel with them as they browse the Web. For website owners, this means immediately populating user accounts with content and activity from MySpace that is tailored to the site experience. For users, this means instant access to their pre-exisiting MySpace identity so they can view MySpace friend updates and publish their activities to friends on partner sites.
The new seamless authentication process is also beneficial for both users and partners since MySpaceID now integrates with both OpenID and OAuth. Members can login securely to third-party sites without sharing their MySpace credentials, and developers can build a two-click process to make the transition from website viewer to member a simple no-brainer, all the while dramatically increasing user engagement on their site.Read »