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Plaxo Is First Site To Publicly Implement OpenSocial

Smarr: 'This is just the beginning - there's so much more to do to truly open up the social web,'

Less than 24 hours after the launch of OpenSocial, not only was it running live in Plaxo, but there were already several first-class gadgets from top developers like RockYou and Slide. "This is just the beginning - there's so much more to do to truly open up the social web," wrote Plaxo's Joseph Smarr, in his personal blog on web development, tech, and life.

"OpenSocial is a huge milestone," Smarr - who is Plaxo's Chief Platform Architect - continued, "not only because so many large players are now supporting the open social web, but also because the launch was so large and successful that it introduced a ton of people to the concept of open and got them thinking about what more could be done here."

He ended his blog in high spirited fashion: "It’s an incredibly exciting time, and you can bet I’m going to keep driving things the best way I know how: by talking about the vision, and then backing it up by shipping real code."

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