The Loop: Open Social Explained

Posted: March 26, 2008
The Loop: Open Social Explained

There are a million different social networking sites on the internet and though they have the same goal in mind, bringing people closer together, they all operate differently from one another.

The widgets and other features which work well on one site don’t translate well on other sites. There’s no standard, or at least there hasn’t been, until now. MySpace, Yahoo and Google have banded together to promote the Open Social.

It's a development platform which will ensure that widgets and other interesting features will work universally across all social networks (or at least the ones which want to hop on the bandwagon, which Facebook does not). Will the Open Social change social networking forever?

To answer that question we’ll welcome Editor for ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick.




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