Techcrunch has further word on Google’s OpenSocial effort to allow for portable social data across multiple participating networks (Facebook, surprise, surprise, is not among the initial partners). I left this comment on the post re: Google’s latest undertaking:
Continuation of the grand theme: Google doesn’t do content, they make it easier for you to find it, create it, share it. They don’t do social networks, just make the ones you already use better/easier. Don’t (won’t) make a phone, but will hopefully make mobile web apps (and OS) better and also makes carriers nervous. Cool, cool, and cool. Of course, I’m still nervous about all the data they have on me, you, and him.