Google’s recently released software development tools made a splash. Articles appeared everywhere with the usual social media and social networking buzzwords. But what does this set of software standards and tools from Google really do? Watch the excellent set of videos below to see the leading OpenSocial partners talk about their development projects. Here is my explanation of the power of OpenSocial:
Think about all of the different social networking websites. Think about the volume and diversity of interactions between users. There are millions of these digital transactions everyday. OpenSocial allows the user generated information on one social networking website to be shared with other websites. All of the stuff people do on those sites: comments, posts, lists, friends, favorites, ratings etc. can be organized, mashed up, and displayed on other sites. OpenSocial makes the process possible. Best of all the presentation of information is completely customizable and flows from its source automatically. Its impact on social networking and the web of the future have been understated.