Google launched its counterproject to facebook – it is called Open Social.
I found a great Review on Marc Andreessen Blog. Here are some quotes:
Open Social is an open web API that can be supported by two kinds of developers:
- “Containers” — social networking systems like Ning, Orkut, LinkedIn, Hi5, and Friendster, and…
- “Apps” — applications that want to be embedded within containers — for example, the kinds of applications built by iLike, Flixster, Rockyou, and Slide.
Open Social takes the Facebook platform concept and provides an open standard approach that can be used by the entire web. Open Social is an open way for everyone to do what Facebook has done…
…including Facebook itself, potentially — more on that below.
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