Marc Andreessen's take on Open Social
This is the exact same concept as the Facebook platform, with two huge differences:
- With the Facebook platform, only Facebook itself can be a "container" -- "apps" can only run within Facebook itself. In contrast, with Open Social, any social network can be an Open Social container and allow Open Social apps to run within it.
If you recall how I previously described the Facebook platform as "a dramatic leap forward for the Internet industry", you'll understand why I think Open Social is the next big leap forward!
Read the full post for more details, but do so skeptically, understanding that Andreessen has some deeply vested interests in this context