MySpace all over My Facebook

by Brad Abbott September 3rd, 2010 

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop
– King " Alice in Wonderland

For many people Facebook is a tool you occasionally peruse to catch up with (or spy on) old friends and acquaintances.

What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?
(Alice)

While there are now over 500 million accounts on Facebook and countless applications filling up our news feeds, its about to get a lot more busy.

MySpace has just launched sync with Facebook, so when a user over in the land of Myspace (which is actually their space) now adds a game, application, or update they have the option to also send this over to Facebook.

Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction
(Doorknob)

The sync setup could not be more simple to activate. When you login to your MySpace account you will be presented with a little gear button next to the Share button for your update.

If you click the gear button you simply have to check the box for either Facebook and/or Twitter and follow the onscreen directions to complete the process.

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It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.
(Alice)

The good? If you are active on Myspace you can now effectively broadcast your life to both platforms easily and quickly. If you already have a presence on Myspace this is a great way to get your Facebook friends to come over and check your Myspace page. If you have music on your Myspace for example you can now lure over the users on Facebook to get more exposure.

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The bad? If you are like me and mostly use Facebook to peer through the life window of your old and current friends it means not only app updates like Farmville, Mobwars and countless other time wasting updates but also updates from Myspace.

My news feed usually consists of 80% things that I could be much better off without seeing and I have a feeling as more Myspace users initiate the sync with Facebook I am going to have a lot more filtering if I am to continue to peer through the magic looking glass.

Brad Abbott

Hailing from the tropical island of Newfoundland, Brad enjoys time outside. When he isn't in front of his computer you can find him working on his backhand smash. Brad loves surprises but loves coffee (one milk, one sugar) even more.

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4 Responses to “MySpace all over My Facebook”

  1. Joye 510 says:

    Does anyone still use myspace? The friends that I know have deleted their myspace accounts a long time ago.

  2. Lyndsey says:

    But surely you can just turn off the notifications from myspace on facebook? Just like you can turn off farmville notifications. You can even stop people you don't want to know about from appearing on your wall (but you can still click on their page to spy on them :-) )

  3. Josefina Argüello says:

    MySpace should not try to ape Facebook to survive. I have a page on both social networks (and on Twitter as well), they do different things. The range of people I am in contact on both sites is not the same. MySpace has been good for me to reach people I would have not otherwise, and not in Facebook, for sure. I have learned about artists, musicians, etc, through it. It gives more space for individual freedom in its contents and visual design. Facebook is better to talk to my friends, etc. MySpace allows me to have a site with my own style, not a Same Size Fits Them All, as Facebook is.

    I would have preferred that MySpace would have stayed independent. Dreams, I suppose.

    Josefina Argüello – Marketing Mexico

  4. john says:

    It can be beneficial not only for active myspace users but also people who are active in both myspace and face book. you save time by posting on one network and share the post on the other network.

    It is a Good move from Myspace to retain its existing users. The network which was slowly losing it's popularity has gained some reputation by having a tie up with the market leader.