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Oct 4, 2007

NEWS: Will Facebook’s Developers Defect to OpenSocial

October 4, 2007, 9:25 am
Will Facebook’s Developers Defect to Other Platforms?
By Brad Stone
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Google is reportedly planning to open the social network Orkut and perhaps Gmail to developers. So are social networks like Bebo, hi5 and Tagged, each popular with different Internet communities.

Social Network Sites Seek Common Software Standard
...its own standard and join the alliance, called OpenSocial. ''OpenSocial is going to be become the de facto standard for...company said in a statement that it would evaluate OpenSocial one it had a chance to study it. Other members...
November 2, 2007 - By MIGUEL HELFT and BRAD STONE - Technology - 623 words
The addition of MySpace, the world’s largest social network with 110 million active members, and Bebo, the No. 1 site in Britain with 39 million active users, could also put pressure on Facebook to drop its own standard and join the alliance, called OpenSocial.
Other members of the OpenSocial alliance include the social networks Friendster, Hi5, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Ning and the blogging network SixApart, as well as the software makers Oracle and SalesForce.com. Creators of several of the most popular programs on Facebook, including Slide, RockYou, iLike and Flixster, have announced their intention to write programs conforming to the OpenSocial standards.

DIGITAL DOMAIN; Why Google Turned Into a Social Butterfly
...company. Its initiative, which it calls OpenSocial, is an appeal to software developers...unique visitors in September, to join OpenSocial gives Google an impressive assembly...Incidentally, if software based on OpenSocial specifications spreads throughout the...
November 4, 2007 - By RANDALL STROSS - Technology - 1070 words

Further Reading:OpenSocial FAQ
OpenSocial API Blog
OpenSocial Examples (listed 3rd party, but not accessible)

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