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

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.

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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?

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Topics: Social Enterprise, Collaboration

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

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

    Might be a sign of the end of Facebook actually. Can of Batman Shark Repellent on standby.
    Yoda1999
  • RE: Is Mashup with Facebook a sign of the end for Myspace?

    So basically, instead of going head to head with Facebook, they're partnering with Facebook to go head to head with Spotify et al.

    Worth a shot.
    OffsideInVancouver
  • RE: Is Mashup with Facebook a sign of the end for Myspace?

    I think the mashup with Facebook is a terrible idea from a users point of view due to privacy issues. Facebook and MySpace as individual platforms were already extremely insecure. Now with this mashup user data will be put at a further risk. No data on facebook is secure and facebook has become almost unusable. I have quit facebook and am waiting for MyCube or Diaspora to release as they are offering complete control over user content
    craigmiller123
  • RE: Is Mashup with Facebook a sign of the end for Myspace?

    this is the end of MySpace's individuality. it was fading away anyway, atleast now it wont be gone completely after the Facebook integration. the problem is that both these platforms were insecure anyway and together its unlikely they will be secure. i think its time to move on to a different social networking platform altogether- one that offers privacy, such as MyCube or Diaspora, as soon as they release- and hope they live up to their promise.
    vishal_bhardhwaj