Google’s OpenSocial: What it means by ZDNet's Dan Farber -- Google’s open social networking platform play is the buzz of the blogosphere tonight. (see Techmeme). Indeed, it is called OpenSocial in that the set of APIs allows developers to create applications that work on any social network that joins Google’s open party. So far, besides Google’s Orkut social net, LinkedIn, hi5, XING, Friendster, Plaxo and [...]
Google (GOOG) has just bought Jaiku, a Finland-based mobile IM and presence company.
In the recent period many articles has touched upon sites like Jaiku, FaceBook, and LinkedIn etc and labeled them "social networks". But in my opinion they can't be classified as social network, but more as "free end-user driven virtual community networks" as real contact between members are rare.
Real social networks are a description of a "professional real life and closed company specific social networks" where real contacts between members are what the software displays and analyse on.
November 19-21 I visited Japan and Tokyo for the first time. The purpose was to spend a couple of days together with our partner in Japan - Martin Professional Japan - and their dedicated team.
Together with my guide - Yamami - I also saw some fantastic examples of exiting light concepts for full facade/building branding.
Follow the link below to see some photos from this trip.