The hot potato in social media this week is the OpenSocial web standards initiative (see screenshots here) promoted by Google involving numerous social applications, platforms and partners including: Ning, LinkedIn, Friendster, Oracle, Plaxo, Orkut, Salesforce, iLike, and Slide. Reported first on TechCrunch, “OpenSocial is a set of three common APIs, defined by Google with input from partners, that allow developers to access core functions and information at social networks”. That information includes: profiles, friends and activities.
The $15 Billion Dollar Social Networking Question: Will OpenSocial be a Facebook Killer?
- No (64%, 30 Votes)
- Yes (28%, 13 Votes)
- It depends - see my comments (8%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 47
You’ll find a lot more news at Techmeme with the official announcement to happen later today.