[FoRK] OpenSocial

Sat N <sateesh.narahari at gmail.com> on Thu Nov 1 16:41:01 PDT 2007

Its Google's knee jerk reaction to Microsoft's $240 million investment
in Facebook. Nothing more nothing less.

Companies do things like these all the time - if your competitor makes
a move, you try to rain on the parade. Google is trying to rain on the
MS/Facebook parade right now.

On 11/1/07, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 11/1/07, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So is  this more  "Google Empire" building  or better ways to show
> > your self on the intertubes?
> As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with showing yourself on
> the intertube and everything to do with easier creation of network
> effects for widgets which happen to interact with social networks. I
> suppose if you're a creator of widgets that is nice, but I've seen
> nothing that appears to be of actual substance for the rest of us.
> I'd be very, very happy to be wrong on this, so please correct me if I am.
> Luis
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