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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 29, 2007
14 years ago3,605 views

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/29/googles-response-to-facebook-maka-maka

Facebook like application for Google will available with MakaMaka API.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I don't think there's anything new there.

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[moved from new thread]

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/29/googles-response-to-facebook-maka-maka/

http://blogoscoped.com/forum/108194.html

.....codename “Maka-Maka” inside the Googleplex (or, perhaps, “Makamaka”).

Maka-Maka encompasses Google’s grand plan to build a social layer across all of its applications. Some details about Maka-Maka have already leaked out, particularly how Google plans to use the feed engine that powers Google Reader (known internally as Reactor) to create “activity streams” for other applications akin to Facebook’s news and mini feeds. But Maka-Maka goes well beyond that.

Maka-Maka will be unveiled in stages. The first peek will come in early November.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> I don't think there's anything new there.

I think this is the only new thing in the article:

<<We’ve now learned that the original November 5 date Google is shooting for may be delayed.>>

Since TechCrunch announced the November 5 release (in their previous post "Google To 'Out Open' Facebook On November 5"), maybe they just wanted to give a heads-up that it's delayed to not take away from their blog's "prediction credibility"...

me [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

On Thursday, an alliance of companies led by Google plans to begin introducing a common set of standards to allow software developers to write programs for Google’s social network, Orkut, as well as others, including LinkedIn, hi5, Friendster and Ning, according to people briefed on the plans. Those people asked not to be named because they agreed to keep the alliance’s plans confidential.

The strategy is aimed at one-upping Facebook, which last spring opened its service to outside developers. Since then, more than 5,000 small programs have been built to run on the Facebook site, and some have been adopted by millions of the site’s users. Most of those programs tap into connections among Facebook friends and spread themselves through those connections, as well as through a “news feed” that alerts Facebook users about what their friends are doing.

“It is going to forestall Facebook’s ability to get everyone writing just for Facebook,” said a person briefed on the plans. The group’s platform, which is called Open Social, is “compatible across all the companies,” that person said.

“Facebook got the jump by announcing the Facebook platform and getting the traction they got. This is an open alternative to that,” the person also said.

The alliance includes business software makers Salesforce.com and Oracle, who are moving to let third-party programmers write applications that can be accessed by their customers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/technology/31google.html

Luka [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/30/details-revealed-google-opensocial-to-be-common-apis-for-building-social-apps/

Details revealed : Name of the set of APIs will be "OpenSocial"

http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/hosts.jpg

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've been testing the OpenSocial platform for a few weeks now... it's great :)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

So wait, is this like SocialStream?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Is bumping allowed in here?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

As long as it's not Spam, i can't see why not.
But Philipp must say the last word here..

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maka-Maka!= Open Social!= SocialStream

Maka-Maka = Google's implicit social network (integration of Google Apps) – will be launched, but not now
Open Social = standard APIs for social web apps – to be launched tomorrow
SocialStream = meta-social network that aggregates data from other social sites – that may not happen

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut Thanks!

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Sounds like OpenSocial could be part of the implementation of SocialStream.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

That what i was thinking. Or vice versa

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