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MySpace promotes openness with data sharing scheme

MySpace attempts to revive slowing traffic by making its data openly available to sites such as Yahoo and eBay.

MySpace has announced that profile information, pictures and videos stored on the social networking site will be made available to user's who also have accounts on Yahoo, Ebay, Photobucket and Twitter.

The move is part of the site's Data Availability project, which is open to all interested parties, including rival social networks such as Facebook.

The move will allow users to control what information is shared with other sites, and manage profile information for various networks from MySpace.

"We're still exploring all the cool stuff we'll be able to do with this Data Availability. We'll keep you posted as we take advantage to make improvements to Twitter features and functionality," says a post on the Twitter blog.

MySpace is currently attempting to revive flagging traffic, after visits in April fell by over 15% compared to the previous year.

Yahoo and MySpace both back the OpenSocial project launched by Google last year, which aimed to provide a method for developing multi-platform applications which would run on various sites.

The three companies have created a non-profit organisation to lead the effort, which will come into effect on 1 July. However, Facebook has declined to join the group.

MySpace was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

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