Google Friend Connect: Make Any Site Social

John Musser, May 13th, 2008

Google announced Friend Connect today, a new service that will allow any web site to enable social networking features for their visitors. And the key piece of the strategy is that to do so only takes a few lines code, similar to the ease with which AdSense ads can be to any web page.

iGoogle + OpenSocial = Social Network?

John Musser, April 22nd, 2008

iGoogle, Google’s personalized homepage is on its way to becoming a of social network thanks to their just announced adoption of the OpenSocial API.

Google, Yahoo, MySpace Form OpenSocial Foundation

John Musser, March 25th, 2008

In another big move for the OpenSocial inititive, Google, Yahoo and MySpace announced today the formation of OpenSocial Foundation.

Imeem Opens Music-centric Social API

John Musser, March 25th, 2008

Imeem, the third largest social network in the US, has just opened their “imeem Media Platform” for third party developers.

Yahoo Joining OpenSocial, NYTimes Report

John Musser, March 12th, 2008

The New York Times is reporting that Yahoo May Join Google-Led Social Networking Alliance. In the post from Miguel Helft, the word is that Yahoo intends join the Google-led alliance “as early as this week”. As we reported earlier today, there has been lots happening with OpenSocial and we’ll be hearing more shortly. Here’s more [...]

Viacom’s Flux Goes OpenSocial Compatible

John Musser, February 20th, 2008

Viacom has announced that their social networking platform Flux will officially support Google’s OpenSocial.

MySpace Platform Launches

John Musser, February 5th, 2008

The MySpace Developer Platform launches today. It’s certainly big news when the world’s largest social network launches their platform and we’ve updated our MySpace API Profile with the latest details.

Google’s Social Graph API

John Musser, February 1st, 2008

Google today released their Social Graph API, a very powerful new service to facilitate the discovery of publicly declared relationships between people.

Graphing Bebo Application Growth

John Musser, February 1st, 2008

Since Bebo brought its Facebook Platform-compatible API out of closed beta a few weeks ago, as we reported in this post, the initial growth shows a steep curve from about 50 launch partner applications available before Jan 12th to 714 on Jan 26th.

MySpace Platform to Launch February 5th

John Musser, January 30th, 2008

myspaceThe social platform battles continue to pick-up steam: the latest news comes from MySpace who are said to be launching their developer platform next week on February 5th.

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