As the we have seen over past couple of years, there are a large number of social networks springing up every now and then. There is a fierce competition to own up this space of social networks. The latest tug of war witnessed was between Microsoft and Google with Microsoft picking up a major stake in the facebook network. But little did all of us know google’s motive to pick up the minor stake despite of microsoft’s win —— launching the mother of all social networks – OpenSocialStuff.com which gives a platform for developers to create variety of applications for the social networks which join Open Social.
So far, Orkut social net, LinkedIn, hi5, XING, Friendster, Plaxo and Ning are a part of OpenSocial .
Ning’s Mac Anderson views on joining the OpenSocial can be found on his blog: Mac Anderson’s Blog
Here is another interesting i found on what OpenSocial can lead us to: Ubiquitous Social Networks for Business.
I have been using Facebook and found that the underlying fact is the use of markup language rather than java scripts & HTML which form the forte for OpenSocial.
– I posted the Press Release of Google – OpenSocial in my previous post.
So Whats next??
Google is not stopping with this, the plans are underway to build a massive unparalleled social network which is codenamed Makamak. Well need to wait to know what this looks like.