Building Out the Social Internetwork

It's been a busy week unifying Blogger Following and Google Friend Connect, so not a lot of time for blogging. A great thing about Friend Connect is that it's a catalyst for millions of individual social contexts (web pages). The contexts are separable but not totally disjoint -- you can choose to leverage and include your existing social networks and social communication tools. (The last thing we need is another social network.)

This is a little bit like real life, where you have different social contexts without totally disconnected social networks.

A practical advantage of the unification is the ability to create OpenSocial gadgets that work well on both Blogger blogs and Google Friend Connect sites. Stay tuned...