Techcrunch reports this morning that Facebook might be on the verge of “open sourcing” their platform, in response to the rise of OpenSocial, the other major social network platform standard.
What it means: the arrival of another open source social network platform standard means that, if you’re thinking of building social tools within your site, you should not re-invent the wheel. Look at OpenSocial, at Facebook or even at DiSo and embrace one of those.
Update: you can add me as a friend on Facebook here.
Update2 (05/28/2008): Facebook confirms the rumor.
Update 3 (06/03/2008): you can download the Facebook Open Platform here. (via Techcrunch)