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Google’s OpenSocial API and true Social Networking Site Interoperability

Posted by wholeenchilada on November 8, 2007

Some more great thoughts on interoperability and social networking sites:

One hoary truth of computing technology is that most of the pressing problems today have solutions discovered or developed, at least in part, twenty years ago. (This nicely avoids the patent problem.)

Google’s announcement of the OpenSocial API brought up yet again the persistent problem of walled gardens on the Internet, as myriad social networking sites spring up, offer to invite all of your friends if you divulge your address books, and then slowly wither as you realize that visiting half-a-dozen sites every day to read messages from your fragmented social groups is busy work.

Wouldn’t it be nice if all of these disparate messaging systems could interoperate?

Read more here:

Tags: Social Networks, Social Networking, Google, OpenSocial, Open SocialOpen Messaging


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