Friday Nov 02, 2007

Press conference access via Twitter

This only works if you have a proxy in the room, but it's a cool use of Twitter by Scoble to pull a physically distributed audience into a press release and give them a voice to ask questions:

" The hidden OpenSocial press conference (future of information sharing) by ZDNet's Michael Krigsman -- Google’s OpenSocial announcement today suggests changes that may improve the future of social networking (click here for Dan Farber’s coverage). Hidden from view during the press conference, an improvised parallel event arose spontaneously, raising deeper implications than the Google announcement itself. This parallel event offers a provocative glimpse into the future of collective intelligence, information ..."

Thursday Nov 01, 2007

MySpace to use OpenSocial

Scoble got the scoop straight from the Google and MySpace CEOs.

Do you think this will change the theory that suggest middle/upper class young adults build their communities on Facebook while young adults in the working class use MySpace (since there will be some who migrate from FaceBook to MySpace because of benefits of an OpenSocial network)?

Wednesday Oct 31, 2007

Open Social

Wow -- this sounds promising. Open Social, spear headed by Google, basically is an open API that enables developers to build containers and applications that can easily integrate with web sites. Similar to how any developer can create and deploy an application for use on Facebook, only there's one big difference...

...it's open for use on any web site. It's not only for proprietary use on a single website. A no walled gardens concept.

Per Marc Anderson's blog post:
"If you have a web site today, and you want to turn your web site into an Open Social app, that's perhaps even easier than "porting" a Facebook app. Just take your current HTML and Javascript front-end pages and create a version of those pages that use the Open Social API."

The launch is this Thursday, but it sounds like there's some baking to set in:
"The API has to stabilize a bit, and containers have to finish testing and validating their implementations. But public production systems aren't far off -- Ning, for one, will go live as soon as we possibly can, probably just as soon as Google finalizes the API."

Although there is no perfection in this world, folks seem hopeful with a "wait and see" attitude and lots of questions -- this one being a big one:
Dave Winer: "When Google makes their announcement on Thursday, the question they should be asked by everyone is -- How much of my data are you letting me control today? That's pretty much all that matters to anyone, imho."

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