MySpace declares a two-way-sync with Twitter

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 10:38 Hrs
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Bangalore: MySpace has announced that it will now sync its status updates with twitter. "Today we're beginning the global beta rollout of a new functionality on MySpace that empowers our users to sync their MySpace status updates with their Twitter feed. Any U.S. user can opt-in to sync their status so that any update created on MySpace will appear in your Twitter feed and any Twitter feed update will appear within your MySpace status and mood," says Sharon Nguyen, Senior Product Manager, MySpace on his blog. MySpace enables sync with Twitter by using open authentication technology called OAuth. OAuth allows limited data to be shared between sites while protecting user's account credentials. Updates originating from MySpace will be noted as such on Twitter and vice versa. Also, when user's update post on Twitter, readers have a link back to MySpace to make commenting easy. Nguyen says that they took this step to meet rising public demand. "We've been hearing from users, content creators, and celebrities that they want an easy, secure way to update both their MySpace and Twitter accounts," he said.