MySpace Opens Platform!

According to a Financial Times article, MySpace is following Facebook’s lead and opening up their platform. I have been saying for weeks that other platforms are going to be forced to open up. I even broke the rumor that LinkedIn is considering opening their platform as well. One major question is whether or not it is too late for MySpace? It definitely isn’t too late. MySpace has over 100 million daily visitors and it is still growing. Development shops are rapidly going to pop-up who provide general social network development services. When your company wants to launch a promotion they are going to have to create a Facebook application, MySpace widget, and iGoogle gadget. I’m sure other social networks will eventually catch on. While it will take MySpace at least 6-9 months to get to the platform level of Facebook, this is still a huge move.