Terminology SNS = Social Networking Site Container = Social Network or Web Site Gadget = Apps = Application developed by third party developers like photobuzz, farmville etc
Background Rising of Social Networks (1997 - SixDegrees.com) Evolution of Facebook Platform (2007) ?
What was the scene
What is OpenSocial <ul><li>The Google way to respond to Facebook
A set of common API for social applications across multiple websites.
OpenSocial Components <ul><li>Gadget Server API (REST/RPC)
Social Server API (REST/RPC)
Apache Shindig Apache Shindig is the reference implementation of OpenSocial API specifications, versions 0.8.x and 0.9.x, a standard set of Social Network APIs which includes: * Profiles * Relationships * Activities * Shared applications * Authentication * Authorization