MySpace will open up to third party developers within the next few months. Facebook opened up its APIs in May this year and has been rewarded with a flood of applications written by third parties for the site. Although MySpace still claims the number one social networking spot, Facebook has seen fast growth this year as it …
Facebook chief executive Chris DeWolfe...
...is clearly a very sporting man, sharing a platform with the owner of his site's closest rival and even plugging its new API...
The whole niceness of facebook was that it wasn't bogged down with applications/things to put on your profile which make it take a month to load like MySpazz does, now they've gone and ruined it, not a day goes by that at least one of my friends has added every single application they can find and i have to suffer the invites which i can only turn off after the first time i've had one to that particular application!
Oh and another thing, potentially very big -
I CANNOT UNREGISTER FROM MYSPACE
Nor can other people i know, the 'confirmation' e-mail where you have to click a link to confirm to delete your profile never arrives.
This raises huge questions over data protection and whatnot - people may think they are unregistering then forget about the e-mail, all the while your profile is stil up there.
Re: Facebook chief executive Chris DeWolfe...
Apologies for that - my fingers moving faster than my brain...it is fixed now
how about making my space less ugly?
The biggest reason I can never bring myself to go to myspace is that it looks like someone ate a box of crayons and puked them up onto the screen. That's probably more of a problem for them then a lack of apps.
I barely agreed to facebook but only because it wasn't such an assault on the eyes.
As far as I know you can't unregister from Facebook either, just de-activate your account (and have it re-activated the next time you log in). If there is a delete account option it's not in the obvious place (under Accounts), at least.
Maybe they'll use some of these new third party apps to take notes on coding - and, you know, make Myspace look less like it was coded by monkeys.
(Seriously - is there a worse-coded, and heavily trafficked, site?)