Is Mashup with Facebook a sign of the end for Myspace?

Summary:Facebook Connect is coming to Myspace in the form of "Mashup with Facebook," which brings the likes and interests on Facebook to a Myspace stream with one click.

Facebook Connect is coming to Myspace in the form of "Mashup with Facebook," which brings the likes and interests on Facebook to a Myspace stream with one click.

Essentially building upon Sync with Facebook, users will also be able to program streams with content based on recommendations and entertainment trending topics (i.e. celebrities, movies, etc.) on Myspace. "Passionate" members will also find themselves connected to others in the Myspace community through “friending” and “following” features. Additionally, that (annoying?) little Like button that is so prevalent on the Interwebs these days is also being brought to Myspace soon.

Note that none of this is mandatory for Myspace users. It's an opt-in program that requires users to hit the Mashup with Facebook button to get started.

But is this really just a sign of the beginning of the end of Myspace? Maybe not. Myspace has managed to survive so long while Facebook has become the reigning force of social networking because it branded itself as more of an entertainment-focused site, particularly with music artists. Even though this might look like Myspace is giving into Facebook (and who on the Internet hasn't anyway?), it could be a good example of the "you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mantra.

Do you think Mashup with Facebook for Myspace is a good idea? Or is Myspace running out of ideas on how to save itself?

[Image via CNET]

Topics: Social Enterprise, Collaboration

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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