That’s what top venture capitalist Josh Kopelman reckons, anyway. Okay, so he doesn’t say the phrase ‘MySpace killer’, but he suggests that Facebook’s new third-party applications could leave MySpace looking like Prodigy or AOL from the early days of the internet, who tried to hang onto their roles as proprietary gatekeepers until they realised everyone else had moved on.
Facebook is definitely the big buzz right now for social networking, having doubled in size since opening up to non-students last year. Last week, the site opened itself up to third-party developers, letting them create ‘applications’ (i.e. widgets) for Facebook users to embed in their profiles.
Dave wrote earlier about the fact that Vodafone has launched a MySpace WAP site on its Vodafone Live portal, in advance of a downloadable application coming later in the summer. Since it’s part of an exclusive deal, for now this is the only way us Brits will be able to access MySpace on our phones.