You can now login to MySpace using your Facebook account

Consumer Reports News: November 18, 2010 03:59 PM

MySpace, once the king of social networks, has abdicated. The service will now allow users to login via their Facebook accounts, effectively allowing any of Facebook's 500 million members to use all of MySpace's features without having to register first.

The "Mashup with Facebook" feature "allows Myspace users to easily create a personalized stream of entertainment content," according to a press release issued by the two services. "With a simple one-click set-up, the likes and interests of a user's Facebookprofile are ported over to Myspace, enabling a user's stream to become immediately populated with the entertainment content they already love."

The move further solidifies Facebook's status as the leading social network, and also aids MySpace's efforts to reposition itself as an entertainment-focused site. "Facebook 'likes' and 'interests' are matched to relevant Myspace topic pages, profiles, video programming and other content in entertainment categories such as, music, celebrities, TV, and movies," the press release noted.

When we tested Mashup with Facebook this afternoon, MySpace rapidly imported our Facebook profile, but the service hung after we pressed the "Go Now" button, which presumably would have taken us deeper into a personalized version of the service. By clicking that button, you agree to MySpace's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, so be sure to read those policies before mashing up. Consumer Reports offers more useful information and advice about staying safe online.

—Marc Perton

Marc Perton

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