OpenSocial and the Facebook Platform: Interview with Peter Chane, Group Product Manager at Google


The landscape for social network application developers has changed drastically with the anouncement of OpenSocial this week.

Google’s Orkut and a cadre of partners including behemoth MySpace, LinkedIn, Hi5, Bebo, Friendster, Six Apart, Ning, and Plaxo, have announced common support for what has already become in the eyes in developers the second major “platform.”

I spoke with Peter Chane, the Group Product Manager at Google who is helping to lead the OpenSocial effort, about OpenSocial and how it compares to the Facebook Platform.

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