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MySpaceTV now allows direct uploads

It's a feature that YouTube has allowed for some time now, but which could make a difference on a big social network like MySpace--adding a new kind of conversation.

A look at MySpaceTV's new direct-record tool. MySpace

MySpaceTV, the video-sharing section of News Corp.'s MySpace, has announced the addition of direct video uploads. This means that you can now sit in front of your Webcam, navigate to MySpace, and hit a "record" button, blab on incessantly about how the Jonas Brothers are ruining American youth, and you've got yourself a piece of Web video.

Many other video-sharing sites, including Google's YouTube, have similar features already. The real advantage to the presence of direct uploads on MySpace, however, is the fact that they can then be quickly embedded in member profiles, "bulletins," and comments, capitalizing on the fast-growing video commenting trend.

MySpace also announced that MySpaceTV videos' maximum file size has been extended to 512 megabytes; that's half of what YouTube allows, but YouTube also caps them at 10 minutes in length, which MySpaceTV does not.