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MySpace Now Syncs Status Updates With Twitter

MySpace just announced that its users will now be able to sync their status updates with their Twitter feeds. MySpace users will be able to send their status updates on MySpace directly to Twitter and will also be able to import their Twitter updates to their MySpace feeds. This is currently just a beta product, but MySpace will roll this service out globally over the coming weeks.

MySpace updates that are posted on Twitter will include a link back to the service, which, according to MySpace, will “make commenting easy.” These links are shortened and go through the lnk.ms domain, which is currently just a blank page. In order to facilitate this service, MySpace will use Twitter’s OAuth protocol. As far as we can see, though, users will have to send all of their updates to Twitter and will not be able to just choose specific updates they want to send to the popular microblogging service.

Just last week, MySpace also announced that its users can now sync their updates with Microsoft’s Live profiles. For now, the new two-way sync feature only works with Twitter, though the company notes that it will soon support other networks as well.

AOL also just announced two-way syncing with Twitter when it launched its AIM Lifestream service last week.  Overall, these services aren’t very earth-shattering, but it is good to see that MySpace continues to open up and create more links with other services.

It’s also becoming increasingly clear that Twitter is now the de facto clearinghouse for status updates. Pretty much every new service that features status updates already pushes updates to Twitter and now most of the older services are also (slowly) coming on board.

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