What’s All This Talk About OpenSocial

By November 2, 2007

There’s been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere in the last couple of days about OpenSocial. It’s an alliance announced by Google, MySpace and a host of other social networks. Essentially it will allow developers to build social applications compatible with all the social networks in the alliance (which as of this writing does NOT include Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook). There has been so much written about what this does or doesn’t mean, I thought I’d provide you with a digest of links to some of the best.

Web Strategist Jeremiah Owyang: Explaining OpenSocial to your Executives
An Explanation from Google: The web is better when it’s social
Charlene Li at Forrester: Make social apps more relevant
New York Times Blog: Google’s OpenSocial Is Not a Facebook Killer

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