Sunday, November 4, 2007

You got your good idea in my social network! You got your social network in my good idea!

So apparently someone at Google is reading Paul Davis' blog Is > Than because almost a month to a day after his post Social Media Needs Open Standards (which is a barn burner), does Google announce OpenSocial, a method for sharing social applications (and, as a result, content and data as well) across sites. This is the start of something much larger, the social web itself as a platform. Now if only someone could figure out how to make a living from it.


Paul M. Davis said...

Thanks Dan--I was going to mention this myself but it seemed a bit...unseemly. I wish somebody at Google was reading my blog, and decided to share some of that sweet Google mint!

Sinker said...

Well, I do think that their definition of "Open"--i.e. a non-proprietary (ish) standard--is a bit different than you or I would normally define it--i.e. Open SOURCE. But it is certainly a move in the right direction.