So Google soft launched Google Friend Connect. If you want to gain more insight into what this could mean check out this post by Marc Canter titled ‘The Religion of Bringing Social to Software’. It explores the issues surrounding social aspects of web apps and the strategy of the major players in this field. Highly recommended.
His takeout with regard to the strategy of the different web apps providers:
“So the battlefield remains “which portal/platform” do users keep their MASTER info/data on.”
And, as Marc states, a more important question from a user perspective is if they truly own their data within those containers. Data portability etc. etc. 😉