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MySpace Trying To Regain Lost Ground With Games and Music 76

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-to-face-facts dept.
Over the past several years, MySpace has lost a significant amount of the social networking market to competitors like Facebook. Now, MySpace is trying to recapture lost interest by increasing the site's focus on games and music, as well as keeping an eye out for new technologies that would directly benefit their users. "[News Corp.'s Jonathan Miller] said he is 'obsessed' with real-time technology, such as the one Twitter has exploited in its social networking and microblogging service, and he wants to see MySpace incorporate it. He also said MySpace is lagging by having a platform that has been 'too closed' to external developers, something that he wants to see changed, especially for the sake of MySpace's gaming offerings. In addition, he wants to see MySpace push ahead in mobile."
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MySpace Trying To Regain Lost Ground With Games and Music

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  • by MoFoQ (584566) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @02:01AM (#29854551)

    one of the biggest gripes I have with MySpace aside from the spam and difficulties in managing (or lack thereof) messages is the inability to keep myself logged in like Facebook and Twitter.

  • by AnotherUsername (966110) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @03:22AM (#29854813)

    On Facebook, even if you don't use an application, if you don't specifically say don't use my information, your friends using the application will enable your information to be used.

    Do you have a source for that? I've NEVER heard that before.

    From the Privacy Settings/Application page in Facebook:

    When a friend of yours visits an application or authorizes it, the information that the application can access includes your friend's friend list and information about the people on that list. Thus it can access some information about you. Please note that applications are obligated only to act upon the request of your friend and must respect all of your existing privacy settings.

    In order to opt out, you must go into the Application settings in the Privacy section, and tell it:

    Do not share any information about me through the Facebook API

    This is initially set to use

    Share my name, networks, and list of friends, as well as the following information:

    with all information checked.

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