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Not To Be Outdone By Digg, MySpace Says They Do DataPortability
The super big news this afternoon is that MySpace has joined the DataPortability movement in a big way. Here’s all you need to know about this announcement:
1. some of the data (photos, videos, text) stored on MySpace will be available to their friend networks which include: Yahoo!, eBay, Twitter, and Photobucket.
2. it’s not really data portability, more like data sharing
3. it’s live data sharing — if you change your status from male to female, it’s instantly zapped to all of the places you’ve shared the info. This is awesome because it makes it easier than having to remember to change it in a million social networks.
4. They will accept Facebook into their data sharing plan but Zucks gotta be the one to make the call.
Here’s my favorite question/answer from the conference call:
Q: Will this be available to world MySpace users?
A: On a global basis. Starting on a worldwide basis.
Chris Saad, data portability leader sent over the following video that explains the companies that have signed up to push info in and those who have signed up to suck info out.