We love today’s OpenSocial announcement. For those of you who don’t eat, breathe, and sleep web standards, OpenSocial is a new open web API being spearheaded by Google and joined by a wide range of partners including us, Google’s own Orkut, LinkedIn, Hi5, Friendster, Salesforce.com, Oracle, iLike, Flixster, RockYou, and Slide.
Marc has a great post explaining OpenSocial generally. Here’s an excerpt:
In a nutshell, OpenSocial is an open web API that can be supported by two kinds of developers: