Google To Launch Open Social API

MySpace for DummiesSome great news broke today. MySpace will utilize Google’s new Social Network API, OpenSocial.

According to TechCrunch, the APIs allow applications to run on multiple social networks and use standard web development tools like html, javascript, and flash.

Using the API, you can access Profile Information, Friends Information, and Activities (i.e. profile changes).

These APIs will be incredibly useful for those who have their own website. It finally allows us to realize the goal of a “Social” web environment.

For those looking to get extra help with the APIs, there are already sites being created to help developers build websites based on OpenSocial standards. One such site is OpenSocialStuff.com.

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