MySpace Opens Profile Data, Links to Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, and Twitter

Los Angeles-based MySpace said Thursday morning that it has launched a new initiative to allow Yahoo, eBay, Photobucket, and Twitter to pull public profile data into their websites. MySpace said its "Data Availability" effort will allow users to dynamically share their public profile information with other sites. MySpace will allow users to control what information they share with who, including basic profile information, photos, videos, and friends. The initial links will show up in Yahoo's Instant Messenger application, eBay's profiles, MySpace's own Photobucket subsidiary, and also to provide better profile information to the popular Twitter instant messaging application.