How Google Plans to Combat Facebook

November 1, 2007

Google OpenSocial

Many people including myself have wondered why Google has done much to combat the potential threat of Facebook. Well that was until Tuesday when Google announced OpenSocial, a framework that will allow developers to create applications to work on any social network that participates.

So cleverly, Google has decided not to enter a big team into the social network game, just asked the other networks would they like to play in its back garden, OpenSocial.

A person briefed on the plans said the sites in the alliance had a combined 100 million users, more than double the size of Facebook.
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Social Networks that have agreed to participate so far are:-

  • Ning
  • Plaxo
  • Friendster
  • Viadeo
  • hi5
  • Orkut
  • Linkedin
  • Oracle
  • Salesforce

Partners are in two categories: hosts and developers. Hosts are the participating social networks, and include Orkut, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Ning, Hi5, Plaxo, Friendster, Viadeo and Oracle.

Developers include Flixster, iLike, RockYou and Slide.

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