OpenSocial – Google platform for social networks

31 10 2007

Google is announcing a way for programmers to build social applications for multiple Web sites at once.

It’s a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) that will enable developers to create applications for social networks, blogs and any Web sites that accept the OpenSocial code. Currently, developers have to write new programs for each site, even if the functionality will be the same on each site.

It’s another killer app from Google. The timing and strategy are perfect.Is it the way to an integrated social network?

Read the post by Elinor Mills on cnet.