MySpace to let users share data with other sites

From the Associated Press

Social networking site MySpace said Thursday that it would soon enable users to quickly share profile data with websites operated by Yahoo Inc., EBay Inc. and others.

MySpace aims to save its users’ keystrokes and enable them to export their photos, videos and lists of friends.

“There’s this concept that social networks are walled gardens,” said Amit Kapur, MySpace’s chief operating officer. “We’re taking those walls down.”


The move is in line with a broader push to make online profiles of Internet users compatible with multiple websites.

Last June, five companies including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo formed the OpenID Coalition to create a single user name and password for people to use across the Internet.

MySpace will roll out the new feature in the next several weeks.