Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Facebook launches proprietory version competing OpenID

Biggest Battle Yet For Social Networks: You, Your Identity And Your Data On The Open Web
"Facebook is moving ahead alone with Connect, using proprietary standards for login and data sharing. They’ve also prohibited Google from trying to get in the middle of things with their Friend Connect service. MySpace, by contrast, is using mostly open standards in their approach, and is working closely with Google to make sure the services work properly together."
I guess this means they won't be coming to the OpenSocial party either. It's annoying to see companies still trying to lock in users when there are more than enough open standards and implementations out there.