MySpace joins Google’s open social announcement

TechCrunch and others are reporting that Google and MySpace are joining forces on the open social platform that Google has developed.

Let’s just say this is HUGE and totally validates what I said in my social media starfish talk yesterday.

UPDATE: I’m at Google right now in the press conference and this is confirmed.

I’m sitting in a press conference with TechCrunch, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and many other press.

More in a few minutes.

UPDATE: Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MySpace, says “This will create the new defacto standard.”

24 thoughts on “MySpace joins Google’s open social announcement

  1. “We know we’re really, really late on this, and that the primary audience of social sites tends to make decisions on where to go based on the “hipness” of the site rather than developer issues or brand name, but we think that Google can do for social networking what we did for word processing…um, calendars…er, ah…photo sharing…?”

    Big deal for an “A-list blogger,” tiny distant thud for people in general.

  2. “We know we’re really, really late on this, and that the primary audience of social sites tends to make decisions on where to go based on the “hipness” of the site rather than developer issues or brand name, but we think that Google can do for social networking what we did for word processing…um, calendars…er, ah…photo sharing…?”

    Big deal for an “A-list blogger,” tiny distant thud for people in general.

  3. Does this mean that we’ll soon have *really scalable* ads, spam, and inane apps? I can just imagine it: “Robert, lovesgum47 and 32,768 of your other friends smacked down your level 2 zombie!” Rock on, this is HUGE.

  4. Does this mean that we’ll soon have *really scalable* ads, spam, and inane apps? I can just imagine it: “Robert, lovesgum47 and 32,768 of your other friends smacked down your level 2 zombie!” Rock on, this is HUGE.

  5. Ah, good ol Myspace making some moves lately. Took ya long enough, hopefully you still have some active users who will embrace all the new incoming useless apps.

  6. Ah, good ol Myspace making some moves lately. Took ya long enough, hopefully you still have some active users who will embrace all the new incoming useless apps.

  7. Before decreeing the new Google platform any sort of killer, it would be nice to see the thing in action and find out if it actually delivers on what it promises.

    I’ve been around long enough to remember the fear and trepidation accompanying the launch of MSN on Windows 95, which was supposed to kill all ISPs, including AOL, and force the world into a new Microsoft-controlled Internet.

  8. Before decreeing the new Google platform any sort of killer, it would be nice to see the thing in action and find out if it actually delivers on what it promises.

    I’ve been around long enough to remember the fear and trepidation accompanying the launch of MSN on Windows 95, which was supposed to kill all ISPs, including AOL, and force the world into a new Microsoft-controlled Internet.

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