MySpace to open up Facebook-like API next week


Facebook is getting huge. Like, jumbo. And MySpace is losing users to it. Sure, most people on Facebook keep their MySpace profile, but that could change, just like it did with Friendster before it got lame. Part of the popularity of Facebook is due to the genius idea of opening up an API, allowing people to make small in-Website applications, like Scrabulous, which I am now addicted to.

MySpace is shooting back, as it’s announced that on Tuesday developers are welcome to start making apps for the social network. MySpace still has more users than Facebook, and is considered by some to still be easier to use. Will MySpace remain a competitor, or is this another example of too little, too late?

MySpace Platform Goes Live February 5; Accepting Developer SignUps Now [Mothership]