Aspiring Emcees and CEOs – The Next Wave in Social Networking Is Here
New York, NY (November 1, 2007) – There’s been a deluge of MySpace wannabe’s that have come and gone in the last two years. While the names aren’t really worth mentioning here, their legacy is. It’s through their failures that a new kind of industry has emerged – API.
Flux.com, a transferable social network from MTV, and Google’s OpenSocial are both built around the idea of mobility and inter-accessibility. Without delving too much into the technical points here, as that’s not my expertise, this technology will definitely be an important part of social networking in the future. In brief, Flux “is a type of social network that allows users to create a universal profile across any website – MTV or otherwise – that has social-networking tools.” 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.”
These will be likely prove to be crucial tools for keeping people connected. In the case of artists, having the same information in the same format across multiple platforms creates identity and will help in refining searches.
By Bryan Munson Loud.com