Facebook and MySpace Partnership?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Yes, Facebook and Myspace are now talking about sharing content, this is according to high ranking officials of both social networking websites. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, gave The Telegraph the following statement:
“Facebook is focussing on building the best technology which helps people share content, while at MySpace they are focussing on more a content-led strategy. We would like to have their content, as we already do with many other sites, shared across our network because it is good for our users.

“We are open to working with MySpace and are in talks with them at the moment. Owen (Van Natta, MySpace’s chief executive) used to work at Facebook and we are still very close to him.”

When asked how the partnership could work, Ms Sandberg explained: “Hypothetically speaking, as nothing has been formally arranged yet, MySpace could become a Facebook Connect partner – which would allow people to share content they liked from MySpace with their Facebook network.”

MySpace's CEO, Owen Van Natta has this to say:
"We are in talks with Facebook, and other sites, about how we could partner with them," he said. "Partnerships are going to be a big part of our strategy moving forward as a lot of value can be derived from them."
What would this development bring to the users of Facebook and MySpace. If this move is managed well, I guess we users of the two social networking sites would benefit from it a lot. I guess the two organization are seeing that they can complement each other.

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