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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Social Media Design: Best Practices To Build Your First Open Social Widget

from Robin Good's blog ("Be Smart, Be Independent, Be Good")

OpenSocial is a set of common APIs for building social applications across many websites which in the end makes it very easy for a large number of individuals to start developing their own social web applications.

Photo credit: UK Open University - edited by Robin Good

Three characterizing traits make OpenSocial such a very compelling proposition for would-be new social web developers:

a) Developers only need to learn the OpenSocial APIs in order to create web apps that work with any OpenSocial-enabled website.

b) Developers have a broad distribution network to reach users because any website can easily implement OpenSocial.

c) Websites also benefit by engaging a much larger pool of third-party developers than they could without a standard set of APIs.

But how difficult is it for you to develop social apps using OpenSocial?

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