Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Open Social

It is interesting to see evolutionary growth in social networking space.

First, facebook introduced a platform which enables to build custom applications
over profile, friends and activity information.
This triggered new wave of applications and companies which gets access
to millions of facebook users instantly without needing to create a new social network of their own.

Now, google is taking the next step with its Open Social initiative.
Basically, this enables any network to open their platform through the simple standard framework.
Also, it enables application developers to create apps easily to work on different networks
just by learning one simplified standardized framework.

Now, the next step would be to integrate and inter operate between different networks,
which would really benefit end users.
It needs more efforts and standardization starting from authentication mechanism.

Lets wait and see who would take that giant leap forward !

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