If you can't beat'em, join'em; MySpace surrenders to Facebook

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Today, MySpace and Facebook held a press conference to announce a new partnership, or more of an official surrendering ceremony for MySpace.

The short press conference only lasted a couple of minutes, but as expected, MySpace will be using Facebook Connect for users to quickly register and login through the social networking website. The login was spotted earlier on this week but it wasn't fully functional just yet. Mark Zuckerberg wasn't even in attendance, a slap in the face to MySpace's CEO Mike Jones, instead vice president Dan Rose appeared to announce the deal.

The non-financial agreement will just allow people to register to MySpace with their Facebook credentials, while the site will take as much information as possible, whatever your privacy settings allow, to be gathered and help manage targeted ads and content for you. Businessinsider.com posted the entire seven minute announcement and a quick four minute Q & A.

What is a very embarrassing surrender for MySpace might bring some short-term life back into the site, while it continues its downward spiral. Even with the recent redesign to the website, a likely shutdown of the website seemed imminent to most, as News Corp continues to lose millions of dollars keeping the site alive.

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this is what will happen, first myspace will die. then something else will come along in the next 5 years and will be a complete hit and we'll be talking about how much facebook has gone downhill..

Not surprised about this move at all. MySpace was far too bloated for my tastes and it never really gained much traction amongst Canadians, who more readily flocked over to Facebook. It's also reminiscent of the demise of ICQ in a way, which became far too bloated (the Lite version didn't help matters either) and users eventually moving on to Windows Live and Skype.

The non-financial agreement will just allow people to register to MySpace with their Facebook credentials, while the site will take as much information as possible, whatever your privacy settings allow, to be gathered and help manage targeted ads and content for you.

This makes the title misleading.

MySpace was a mess.. it's potential was huge and still would of been if they kept updating the site following trends, yet they kept going in their own direction and now it's practically dead.

Myspace would need to totally change to become good again. It's still myspace. although I'm sure a new social network will popup soon. People will always demand change.

I just hope they add better searching to facebook. Were you can just search for people in general with out knowing any information about them.

a.k.a Look up single chicks in your location.

warwagon said,
I just hope they add better searching to facebook. Were you can just search for people in general with out knowing any information about them.

a.k.a Look up single chicks in your location.


Adultfriendfinder much?

warwagon said,
I just hope they add better searching to facebook. Were you can just search for people in general with out knowing any information about them.

a.k.a Look up single chicks in your location.

I don't think this is really what Facebook is for.

warwagon said,
I just hope they add better searching to facebook. Were you can just search for people in general with out knowing any information about them.

a.k.a Look up single chicks in your location.


Eh I hope that was a troll/pun at myspace...

Still, I don't know why I'd use my credentials to go to an old site no one uses anymore. This won't do it for them.

Northgrove said,

Haha, indeed! What did they pay again..?

$580 million US, which isn't that much if you compare it to other companies and what they paid for acquisitions...

warwagon said,
Smart Movie. I mean they would have never survived. They were a sinking ship.

Smart movie. Sinking ship?

Titanic.

warwagon said,
Smart Movie. I mean they would have never survived. They were a sinking ship.

Near, Far, where ever you are. My Social Networking Will Go On.

UndergroundWire said,

Near, Far, where ever you are. My Social Networking Will Go On.

AHAHAHAHAHAH
We will stay forever this way, you are are safe in my space.