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Consumating is a tag-based dating site that launched in 2005 and was acquired by CNET in December 2005.

The site relaunched today with a few notable changes. Much of the new stuff is cosmetic, although they’ve also created discussion boards around any topic users choose to create. With these changes, Consumating is looking less like a dating site and more like a pure social network (where dating plays large role). This is also a sign that CNET took the acquisition seriously and intends to push the service forward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dash_Chang/219537 Dash Chang

    Great interview with Google on Open Social. Is it too little, too late?

    Our experience with Facebook Connect, Google FriendConnect, Myspace, and Twitter shows that Open Social is running way behind Facebook and Twitter. In fact, even FriendConnect out performs.

    See http://tv.tearn.com/, http://gf.tearn.com/ and http://bf.tearn.com/ for our integration of crowdsourced photos, videos, and Twitter chats on thousands of subjects.

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  • http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/google-and-the-social-cloud022309/ Google and the “Social Cloud”…02.23.09 « The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog

    […] interview with Google’s Kevin Marks, Developer Advocate for OpenSocial at Google, in a post Social Web Q&A with Google’s Kevin Marks which is excerpted […]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zach_Coelius/13902805 Zach Coelius

    Great post Kevin, it is awesome to see Google so deeply involved in the space. Keep it up.

  • http://www.appleblotter.com Apple Blotter

    Excellent post! Not only is it great to hear that Google is getting involved in OpenID and the like, but that this conversation is finally starting to happen. This will certainly be something we consider with our social news websites and something we’d like to implement as soon as possible. -Mike

  • http://john.jones.name john.jones.name

    simple 2 questions

    basically friend connect works with OpenID so why not the rest of google ?
    realtime chat needs a standard other than jabber ?

    regards

    John Jones

    • http://epeus.blogspot.com Kevin Marks

      Changing the rest of Google to support OpenID is a big job, as many parts assume that a Google account is an email address. Blogger has supported OpenID for commenting for some time, and Google’s OpenID provider support.

      Read the proposal – it’s built on Jabber, but it also defines a way to send and receive events from Javascript gadgets.

  • http://www.sashsavic.com Sash

    great post, very insightful. i’m very much into the concept of a ‘fluid social web’ – in case you’re interested, i posted an example based on WordPress+BuddyPress+DISO yesterday : http://cli.gs/Yqh6Gv

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  • Guy

    Nice article,
    but in order to sign in to the Open Social web site
    one should sign up by providing his email address, birthday and fill up a captcha?

    http://tinyurl.com/bk3g9y

    Are these standards are just for us “the small” , or maybe their only aim is to perpetuate Google’s , AOL, MySpace’s hegemony as the only “identity” providers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy_Bech/508129636 Tracy Bech

    Super interesting. thanks!

  • http://blog.broadbandmechanics.com/2009/02/end-of-feb-09-blogging Marc’s Voice » Blog Archive » End of Feb ‘09 blogging

    […] Kevin Marks makes it clear that Google aspirations for OpenSoical are far beyond just being a platfo… This post is a great overview of the Open Stack today. […]

  • http://wwe-scoops.com Inderpal Singh

    awesome post…
    interesting ……

  • http://it.liuhuafang.com 柳华芳

    可惜 中国的social被和谐

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  • http://www.ehlinelaw.com/ Injury Lawyer

    Matt Cutts just tweeted this. Great read. I am going to get more involved with G friend connect. Thanks.

  • http://soeet.com Chris

    I’m building Citrus style AD/LDAP enterprise application deployment with Open Social, Zend Framework, Android SDK 2.0 and the iPhone SDK for mobiles, including new features for enterprise such as those found in HTML5, and exploiting open social in conjunction with native mobile capabilities.

    Kevin, I hope to see you at Google I/O in May.

    • http://www.vg-usa.com Raviv

      Chris,

      Please contact me at the this email.
      My organization can definitely use your solution.
      Thanks,

      Raviv

  • http://socialmediainfluence.com/2009/02/24/bebo-embraces-the-lifestream/ Bebo embraces the lifestream | socialmediainfluence.com

    […] Marks, Google’s developer advocate for OpenSocial, authors a social web Q&A on OpenSocial in a guest post on […]

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  • http://Friends.Info.PL Norbert Mayer-Wittmann

    I don’t really need any friends.

    I just want the best answers/solutions to my questions/problems.

    If this gets done in a friendly manner, then that might make me happy.

    Owning (as in: pwnd) people (as in: “friends”) is very LAST CENTURY. The future is all about http://Group.CX !!

    ;) nmw

  • http://www.wecando.biz Ian Hendry

    Couldn’t agree more Kevin.

    Although Facebook has started to host OpenID meetings, it is get to integrate OpenID based authentication into its site, meaning there are 150 million people with a fairly key indentity which won’t work with what you are doing due to its proprietary technology.

    What has Facebook said they will be doing in the future?

    Anyone looking to implement OpenID or the proprietary Facebook Connect on their site should take a look at JanRain RPX by the way.

    Ian Hendry
    CEO, WeCanDo.BIZ
    http;//www.wecando.biz

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph_Alpern/22701841 Joseph Alpern

    I believe the emerging “open social stack” will be increasingly relevant and crutial as location-based networking and personal identification capacties grow, not only within an on-line network, but in the real world. It will be important for individuals to have very detailed control over the way they interact with social apps and deploy information about themselves to the rest of the world. This is very exciting to watch, as the evolution of these standards will play a major role in the way people conduct themselves as the new wave of mobile networking and locations based services become widespread. Can’t wait to see things unfold over the coming months and years !

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariatseng Maria Tseng

      Right-O, I second that.

  • KingLomo

    basically; lets just give it all over to Google and OpenSocial and let them aggregate everything. They are so kind.

    Thanks Google!

    • http://epeus.blogspot.com Kevin Marks

      You can implement OpenSocial without anything touching Google servers. It is an open specification designed to only share data with those you choose to.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariatseng Maria Tseng

      He said it’s not all Google, but a consortium using open source code where it fits. See “Open” in the name?

  • http://domenowyskrzat.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/cytat-tygodnia-3/ Cytat tygodnia - «

    […] Kevin Marks nt. projektu Google OpenSocial, TechCrunchIT.com, “Social Web Q&A with Google’s Kevin Marks“ […]

  • http://www.sahakara.co.uk Scott Herbert

    This may not be the place to ask but…..

    Does anyone know of a good Ruby on Rails guide to intragrating OpenSocial?

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  • http://searchengineland.com/searchcap-the-day-in-search-february-24-2009-16675 SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 24, 2009

    […] Social Web Q&A with Google’s Kevin Marks, TechCrunchIT […]

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