I am presenting at the Technical Leadership Exchange (TLE) in Sydney in August. I have chosen to talk about Profile 2.0. This is really about a users profile being the common denominator of Web 2.0 because all things seem to eventually get down to who are you, do I know you, do I trust you?
The industry needs an open standards solution that addresses identity. From this point we can then deal with the problems of ownership of data and portability of data.
As part of my research which I am doing today I have been looking at dataportability, OpenID and OpenSocial. I wanted to share with you the YouTube video from the launch of OpenSocial. It takes you through a few examples of where OpenSocial has been used. Essentially OpenSocial is SOA for Social Networks. It provides a common framework and APIs that allow developers to write code once and use multiple times. The pre-req is that the social network that you wish to write an application for supports OpenSocial. Initial assessment would indicate that all the big players such as Google, Facebook, myspace, Ning, LinkedIn etc support it so it may well become the standard.
Enjoy the Video, its long!