MySpaceID is MySpace’s data portability standards project. The project essentially makes key user data, including (1) Publicly available basic profile information, (2) MySpace photos, (3) MySpace videos, and (4) friend networks, available to partners via their (previousy internal) RESTful API, along with user authentication via OAuth.
The key goal is to allow users to maintain key personal data at sites like MySpace and not have it be locked up in an island. Previously users could turn much of this data into widgets and add them to third party sites. But that doesnâ€™t bridge the gap between independent, autonomous websites, MySpace says. Every site remains an island.
But with MySpaceID, partners will be able to access MySpace user data, combine it with their own, and present it on their sites outside of the normal widget framework. Friends lists can be syncronized, for example. Or Twitter may use the data to recommend other Twitter users who are your MySpace friends.