Tying it All Together (Implementing the Open Web)

Web 2.0 Expo Conference

Presented by Joseph Smarr from Plaxo.
Here are the slides from the presentation (external site)

The web is going social. The social web is open

The challenge

  • You have to re-establish your profile on every social web site you want to be part of.

The Building Blocks

  • Who I am
  • Who I know
  • What’s going on

Who I am

  • OpenID
    • Allows sign up with an existing account
    • Share profile between sites
    • Create a trusted link between sites
  • OAuth
    • set credentials at one site then allow other sites to have access. Token based.

Who I know

  • Contact APIs
  • Friends list portability. How to refresh friends lists.

What’s going on

  • Aggregators. Pull information from multiple sites.
  • OpenSocial
  • RSS/Atom feeds
  • Jabber (XMPP)
    • Real time update stream between sites
  • gnip

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