Scotty, get those phaz­ers ready — the bat­tle for dig­i­tal iden­tity man­age­ment is about to begin. The Google Klin­gons have yet not been able to suc­cess­fully launch their not-so-secret weapon OpenSo­cial, while the Federation’s OpenId pri­mar­ily seems to appeal to nerds.

But hey, behold: the times they are-a-changing: just a cou­ple of days ago myspace announced the intro­duc­tion of Data Avail­abil­ity, which is basi­cally an inter­face allow­ing myspace users to share their pro­file data with third party web­sites like Twit­ter, Pho­to­bucket and the like.

Just two days after the infor­ma­tion became pub­lic, Face­book started talk­ing about Face­book Con­nect, a per­fectly sim­i­lar sys­tem — Techcrunch has more. Both inter­faces will be pub­licly avail­able for any inter­ested part­ners in a cou­ple of weeks and both will fight Google and OpenId for supremacy over dig­i­tal id man­age­ment — and the bat­tle is set up to be very inter­est­ing to watch.