MySpace Partners With Yahoo, Twitter, eBay on Data “Availability”

In a surprise move just unveiled this morning, a handful of big players led by MySpace and Yahoo have announced that public profiles, photos, videos and friend networks will now be portable from one site to another. We’re immediately wondering why this was a partnership between a handful of big sites instead of a move to truly open the Web in general.

According to a first report on TechCrunch, the initiative will begin with user information from MySpace being made available to Yahoo, Twitter and eBay in the next few weeks. MySpace is reported to have said that they will seek ways for “mom and pop sites” to participate as well in the future.

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