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Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

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Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up" (pdf). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

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Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs. Winner of the 2004 EduBlog Awards as best paper.

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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October 31, 2007

Google Announces the OpenSocial API

At AoIR this year, there was a lot of talk about the desire (should I say "need"?, for a tool that crosses social utility boundaries.  Well it looks like some progress has been made to that end with the release of the OpenSocial API on November 1, 2007. 

We can all play with it tomorrow and see if it really does work that well, or if it's just another new tool for spam - as I fear.  Come on, how many Brazilian propositions should one girl have to refuse?  LOL

No doubt this creates some interesting possibilities for research projects.  Autoethnography of your social network anyone?

Google has announced OpenSocial, a new open API for social networks. The new standard will allow developers to create Facebook-like apps on any social network site that implements it with the same calls.

The open API will have three parts

* People
* Storage
* Activity stream

All of these calls will have a GData counterpart and they will use HTML and Javascript only. Google is considering adding OAuth (Radar post) to the API.

On Thursday the following links should go live:

* http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial -- the documentation for OpenSocial
* http://sandbox.orkut.com - a sandbox for testing apps

Google's launch partners are hi5, iLike, Slide, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Ning and SixApart (the largest). Check out Techmeme, Techcrunch, and the New York Times for more coverage.

Google will be holding the first of their developer CampFires at the GooglePlex this Friday to explain OpenSocial. A CampFire is Google's new method of disseminating information to developers. These events will be invite-only and will include about thirty developers. Video of the event will be available in the days following.

Google's OpenSocial API will gain traction with a lot of social networks, but I doubt that we will see Facebook or MySpace supporting it. Both are large enough to require their own API. I'll be curious to see how each site extends the OpenSocial API and how that affects adoption and app creation.

Posted by prolurkr at October 31, 2007 01:01 PM

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