Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

November 2007 - Posts

  • OpenSocial, Facebook, and Microsoft

    I love watching geek group-think. There is little doubt at this point that we are firmly ensconsed in the Web 2.0 bubble, which means that another tech-related stock fallout is on the horizon. In the meantime, the web is abuzz today about Google's OpenSocial platform, and how it's supposed to be One API To Bind All Social Networking Platforms (Besides Facebook)™.

    Google has had a whole lot of success in the past with grandiose open APIs (ATOM, anyone?), but lest we forget the deal that Facebook and Microsoft struck less than a week ago. I HIGHLY doubt that Facebook didn't see this coming, and that their relationship with Microsoft also holds more than meets they eye. If you're a big company, and you want to cozy up to developers, let's just say that Google probably isn't going to be your first choice.

    I'm just sayin.