Thursday, October 18, 2007

Come into my space, MySpace opens the API

Following Facebook or not, MySpace seem to think it is the time that it let developers into their space!. Today at Web 2.0 Summit at San Francisco, Chris DeWolfe and Rupert Murdoch (evidence that web 2.0 is not just a catchy word) discussed about MySpace API, Chris, and th San Francisco office of MySpace.
Brady Forrest at O'Reilly Radar has put the thought patterns together very well. Here is a big piece that he wrote and that I liked most. Follow the link to read more about interview of the above two gentlemen by John Battelle and
" Over the next two months they are going to increase third-party access to their site. First, they are going to highlight the thousands of widgets that have been on their site for years now. This should be released in the next couple of weeks. I am assuming that it will go beyond the FIM's Spring Widget Gallery. Second, they are going to offer an API for applications to all developers. However, these applications are going to be sandboxed initially and 1-2 million users will have access to them. If the users deem the applications safe and useful they'll be available to all users. Developers will be able to advertise in their applications."

Web2Summit: MySpace To Open Up: Brady Forrest

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