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Comparison of Facebook Platform and OpenSocial

Facebook’s platform can’t be directly compared to OpenSocial. Facebook is a closed set of technologies and formats defined by one company. Google’s OpenSocial is a standard defined by Google in collaboration with many companies. In general though, it is useful to understand what subset of functionality is covered by the OpenSocial standard.

Here is a quick chart that I created for a presentation at StartPad last night.

The main message last night was that OpenSocial is not ready for prime time, and probably won’t be until early next year.

What do you think?

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