Dan Farber and I just got done participating in a news teleconference with executives from Google and MySpace including MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt who talked about how MySpace's adoption of Google's recently announced OpenSocial framework will hopefully lead to OpenSocial's adoption as the Internet-wide defacto standard for the connective tissue that ties dissimilar social networking sites together.
Dan Farber already published the news here on Between the Lines and there were plenty of other press and bloggers in the room at Google's campus or on the phone including Mike Arrington (TechCrunch), John Battelle (Battelle Media), Kara Swisher (The Wall Street Journal), and Robert Scoble (Podtech). So, for the fully rounded coverage, you might want to check out what they have posted or have coming. In the meantime, the show and tell part of the conference involved a demonstration of how functionality from the Flixster social movie review site was piped directly into the MySpace profile of MySpace CTO Aber Whitcomb using Google's OpenSocial framework as the connective tissue between the two sites. Aber starts the demo off and then midway, hands off to Flixster.com CEO and co-founder Joe Greenstein.
Coming up in my next post here on BTL will be a complete audio of the podcast which includes the initial annoucnement from Google's Schmidt and MySpace's DeWolfe as well as additional color from MySpace's Whitcomb, MySpace vice president of business development Amit Kapur and Google's head of developer programs Vic Gundotra and Joe Krauss (who came to Google through the JotSpot acquisition).