Le Web: MySpace goes Real Time

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Ah, MySpace. Once the poster child of social networks, now a huge online hub for music. 
And it wants to push that into the real time world, creating the ability to see how music trends are developing all over the world. 
MySpace is opening up the activity streams of its users for application developers. This is pushed out in real time, so you can create rich real time experiences including MySpace’s data.
[![Monica Keller of MySpace](https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2009/12/IMG_2140_2-thumb-270x179-1511.jpg?resize=270%2C179)](https://i1.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2009/12/IMG_2140_2.jpg)
The first users of the streams are:
- Google - OneRiot - Groovy
The new APIs allow the sharing of user profile data between MySpace and outside services, and well as the writing of data backwards and forwards between the service, including photos, etc. 
And they’re using a whole shopping list of open standards to do this:
- OpenID - oAuth - ActivityStrea.ms - PubSubHubbub - OpenSocial - OpenSearch
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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.