It is interesting to read about the new Google OpenSocial API. Jeremiah Owyang had a great article on his blog about it last week – titled: Explaining OpenSocial to your Executives. The mainstream media jumped on the bandwagon trying to explain things.
But my favorite analysis comes from Don Dodge – 50M Facebook users don’t care about OpenSocial APIs. Sure, he comes to the discussion with a Microsoft bias – but who in their right mind thinks that non-geeks will abandon Facebook and flock to OpenSocial apps? Is OpenSocial likely to drive new traffic to MySpace? Would I want to be listed as a friend of someone I “friended” (amazing how things tend to become verbs) on LinkedIn who has a personal profile on MySpace?