Monday Oct 13, 2008

OpenSocial live across Ning's 500,000 networks

Via the OpenSocial APIs blog, here's some good news for OpenSocial. OpenSocial v0.7 is now live across Ning's 500,000 niche social networks and there are more than 30 OpenSocial applications in the Ning directory. Here's the scoop from Ning's blog:

"OpenSocial is now live across our more than 500,000 social networks this morning. This release replaces and improves our older “Gadgets” beta functionality, and enables Network Creators and their members to add all sorts of great new features, or Applications, to their profile pages with a single click."

"Each social network on Ning now offers more than 30 OpenSocial applications from which to choose, including file sharing from Box.net, poll creation from Polldaddy and e-commerce from Shopit."

Read the full post for more including screen-shots and a screen-cast showing off the new OpenSocial feature set.

Friday Sep 05, 2008

Presentation: Building Secure, Open and Distributed Social Network Applications

Henry Story's Presentation Slides

Henry Story has shared his social networking presentation that was given at JavaOne and other venues. In his words, it covers "data portability, linked data, foaf, security in distributed social networks, OpenId," and more. Check out his blog to find out more and view the presentation.

Wednesday Aug 27, 2008

OpenSocial Videos

Google Code Talks

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a video worth? Whatever the answer, you can multiply it by fifty-eight here.

That's the current number of OpenSocial-related videos on the Google Developers Channel at YouTube. They cover everything from industry interviews (with leaders such as Hi5, Ning, and RockYou) to OpenSocial talks at recent conferences.

So have a look. I'm sure you'll find something of interest.

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