So it’s called Open Social? The facebook “killer” from Google?

Via Om Malik, more details on the Google Social Network thingy. The most interesting thing for me is this:

Google will announce its new social networking initiative, Open Social on Thursday. Joining Google and its Orkut social network are other partners such as XING, Friendster, hi5, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Newsgator and Ning.

Probably the most important one there is LinkedIn.

More on Techcrunch.

Additional comment: Funny how now all the underdogs are teaming up to try and challenge Facebook. Now if only Google’s competitors did the same in the search and ad space. 🙂

9 Responses to “So it’s called Open Social? The facebook “killer” from Google?”

  1. Matt says:

    Prepare yourself for the net to be flooded with “hey can you send me an invite to Open Social” comments.

  2. Eoin says:

    facebook is about to learn why walled gardens are not a good idea. If Open Social proves successful facebook will be left with no choice but to participate.

  3. I tend to suspect that this is the beginning of the end for Facebook…

    If it’s done properly, it should be bloody amazing.

  4. Brian says:

    But it can’t succeed in Ireland unless Bebo participates! 🙂

  5. Ning has the best pipes to ramp up for OpenSocial so if you really need Bebo in your OS world, you can probably pipe the flow through Ning.

  6. Eoin says:

    Microsoft have been out-maneuvered.
    Bebo and MySpace are on board with OpenSocial.
    Apparently Google have been in secret talks with MySpace for more then a year, Sneaky.

  7. Julie says:

    Hi Andrey,

    VIADEO and Salesforces have been invited to Mountain View to present their applications yesterday…Xing was not invited as they are not part of the first key partners!
    I guess it’s fair to give a complete list to the readers, that’s why I wanted to let you know 🙂

    Should you want to view the Viadeo’s demo that has been presented on stage yesterday by Dan Serfaty, please click on this link:


  8. Julie says:

    oups sorry Damien… 🙂