louisgray.com: Designing Buzz for a Google-Free World
If you haven’t seen a lot of applications built in the last few weeks that leverage the Google Buzz API, it’s because there aren’t any. In fact, Google hasn’t yet rolled out any API for Buzz. According to the company, this isn’t due to any backroom dealings where they plan to introduce proprietary code and hooks that tie activity to their platform, but instead, because they wanted to be sure they could first build a product that in fullness leveraged open Web standards, and start with that foundation to deliver an interoperable system that could continue to function even if Google were to “disappear off the face of the earth”.
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