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Google OpenSocial Now Live!


We’ve been waiting all day for Google’s OpenSocial site to start working, and it has finally happened.

The site contains the official OpenSocial API documents, developers blog, featured community gadgets, and featured videos. Unless you’re a developer dying to see the inner workings of the APIs, there isn’t really much new information up there; everything’s been extensively covered here at Mashable.

The list of partners mentioned seemed to have grown a bit: Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING. Yes, that’s MySpace there in the list; Facebook is, unsurprisingly, nowhere to be seen.

*update: upon careful review of the OpenSocial FAQ, it seems that the folks at Google have been a bit too eager to point out one of the main advantages they have over Facebook Platform, so they’ve included it twice.


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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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