Members of the Myspace community, the most popular social network, will now be able to enjoy the benefits of video conferencing thanks to Internet communications provider SightSpeed (News - Alert) who launched SightSpeed Light on Myspace today.
This latest integration was made possible by Myspace's recently announced Developer Platform which allowed SightSpeed to easily build, test and deploy SightSpeed Light.
With SightSpeed Light on Myspace, members will access to video mail, public video posting and free video chat for free and without the need to download an application.
“Bringing SightSpeed Light to MySpace (News - Alert) provides users with communications functionality currently not available in any other form on MySpace,” said SightSpeed VP, Marketing, Eric Quanstrom.
With SightSpeed Light, video conversations with MySpace friends are livelier and can happen in real-time, face-to-face chat, or via threaded posts that are created by friends who record and post video messages instead of the usual written messages posted on their friend's pages.
Members will have access to SightSpeed Light via a MySpace application profile (users can “friend” the apps), or can embed applications on the user homepage (inward facing—for you to see) as well as embed applications on profiles (outward facing widget—for friends to see). SightSpeed Light will also be available through an application gallery listing and a canvas page.
With the ability to record video messages, members can start a video post on any topic, and friends can reply to the topic with their opinions using video. This creates a thread of conversations using video without ever having to leave Myspace.
“SightSpeed Light allows MySpace users—especially those Gen Y-ers who grew up texting—to use video just as easily as they use text. And, all without leaving the familiarity of MySpace,” said Quanstrom.
“SightSpeed Light is a great example of the way we intended developers to use the MySpace Developer Platform to create innovative and useful tools for our users,” also said Kyle Brinkman, vice president and general manager, MySpace Developer Platform.
“Our end goal is to enrich our users’ experience through unique and engaging applications, like SightSpeed Light, and we look forward to watching the MySpace Developer Platform continue to evolve.“
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