Friday, November 2, 2007

Open Social: Cross Platform Social Apps

My man Ted Rheingold at Dogster has a great post about Open Social. Turns out this could be a big deal. I've been thinking of building a Facebook application, one of the drawbacks has been that it would only work on Facebook. Now with the Open Social API this might be more attractive. I wonder how difficult it would be to build a compatibility library between Open Social and Facebook so Open Social apps could be run on Facebook. :-)

Check out the bizarre "Campfire Chat" video on Open Social. It's a great parade of who's who in social networking. When did Marc Andreessen loose all of his hair? Notice the contrast between the NorCal geeks and the SoCal metrosexuals. I'll let you guess which is which.