Rivals No More, Facebook and MySpace Talk Content

MySpace can provide it, and Facebook is the platform
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 10:07 PM CDT
This image provided by MySpace shows a Facebook page featuring a video by singer Ashley Tisdale%u2014the content provided by MySpace, the platform by Facebook.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – High-ranking executives at both Facebook and MySpace confirm that the companies are in talks over some sort of content partnership—a development that isn’t a big surprise to at least one observer. Formerly intense competitors in the social-networking sphere, Caroline McCarthy writes, now “Facebook’s the one providing the platform for the content; MySpace is the one providing the content itself.”

While MySpace can boost its claim as “a pop culture hub,” McCarthy adds on CNET, “for Facebook, meanwhile, you could take this as a ‘look, we've won’ move. After all, it’s a validation of the power of the social network’s content platform that a company like MySpace—which used to dwarf Facebook in size—would want to use it for distribution.”