Google Announces Open Social

Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions. The new project, called OpenSocial, is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks (called “hosts”) that choose to participate. More from Techcrunch.

MySpace backs Google’s anti-Facebook play

MySpace has embraced the OpenSocial APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), a means of building applications for all sorts of social networking sites that aren’t Facebook. Bebo has joined the mix as well. More.