OpenSocial and the Freaky Future

Google’s video re Opensocial is a freaking 57 minutes long so I didn’t get to watch all of it (my downloads are hogging the bandwidth), but it’s purpose is fairly clear. The Social networking phenomenon needs a way to hook them all up together and Google is answering the call. The html+javascript implementation is a no brainer for most developers and by using it, not only are social networking sites accessing other, more established services and therefore saving yourself the time and effort of development and research, while at the same time actually saving bandwidth as you are pulling from their servers.

Before I watched the video the whole idea reminded me somewhat (whether related or not), about OpenID. It’s obviously far more richer and deeper than that, but for the most part the ‘sharing’ idea is the same.

So my thoughts:

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