The social networking space is about to take a significant turn. Google’s release of OpenSocial with network partners such as Linkedin and many others. On the Linkedin blog this morning it reads:
At LinkedIn, we’ll support business applications that fit our focus on great business applications for professionals. Got a great idea for a business application you think LinkedIn users will gain from? Open Social is a way to get it into LinkedIn and any other compatible platform you want to target. We’ll follow up with a blog posting detailing our approach and how to get involved.
LinkedIn signed up for this vision because we believe that the web architecture rewards open models. They are good for end users, good for developers, and thus good for LinkedIn.
I had the chance yesterday to spend quite a bit of time with the partners who are launching Open Social later this week – Max Levchin & Keith Rabois from Slide, Marc Andreessen from Ning, Joe Kraus from Google, Ali Partovi from iLike, Ramu Yalimanchi & Akash Garg from Hi5. It was great to see this much energy around a new open standard for social applications.
If you have yet to complete your business profile then please do by going to http://apps.facebook.com/businesstwo/index.php
Soon we will be incorporating all in one e-commerce engine for everyone to use. For know you can simply add the code for your own PayPal or other ecommerce engines within each product or service profiled.
Last but not least, if you have suppliers or friends in businesses we ask you to spread the word about Business 3.0 so they too can get in early on the new order of things to come with developments such as described above.
Our World is changing fast, so fast that if you blink you might miss a significant shift. The OpenSocial initiative fuels your reach to over 500 million people participating in the medium of social networks. Get your business in front of this audience today.
What say you?