However, at this point there’s still no easy way to push status updates to Twitter.
MySpace has just beaten Facebook to the punch, and rolled out two-way Twitter sync. According to the company, users can now “sync their status so that any update created on MySpace will appear in your Twitter feed and any Twitter feed update will appear within your MySpace status & mood.”
The feature is easy to setup – login to your MySpace account, go to “My Account,” and then sync. The integration uses Twitter OAuth, and once you’re setup, updates do indeed flow both ways.
This has a few of interesting implications. For one, now that I’ve set it up, my MySpace account will actually appear active again, as each time I update Twitter, my MySpace friends will see it. Additionally, MySpace still has huge reach with celebrities, who can now become more active Twitter users with the click of a button.
Further, Twitter is finally starting to grow with teens. This remains MySpace’s strongest demographic (and they tell us that 55% of US Internet users ages 18-24 are on MySpace, compared to just 14% for Twitter) and the feature could create more activity within this group across both networks. Overall, this is a big feature, and it will be interesting to see if Facebook responds by launching their own sync feature with Profiles.