Monday, July 25, 2011

Long Before Google+, Google Declared War On Facebook With OpenSocial | TechCrunch

Interesting to consider how OpenSocial has since become a key part of the social business strategies of vendors including IBM and Jive

This question was recently posed on Quora: What specific actions led to the massive rift between Facebook and Google? No less than Adam D’Angelo, the co-founder of Quora and very early Facebook employee, chimed in.

“To me, the biggest increase in tension was Google’s launch of OpenSocial in 2007. After seeing the success of Facebook Platform, Google went and got all the other social networks committed to OpenSocial under NDA without telling Facebook, then broke the news to Facebook and tried to force them to participate,” D’Angelo writes, pointing to this TechCrunch post from the time.

Long Before Google+, Google Declared War On Facebook With OpenSocial | TechCrunch

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