Open social – Google code

Open Social – Google Code
I was starting to get “profile fatigue” after joining about four social networking sites in the last few years when I realised it is interesting to watch how people buzz around in swarms from one social site to another. OpenSocial is another good Google idea, a way of hedging bets on which social site will be the darling of the in-crowd and which will just turn out to be the flavour of LAST month. And if OpenSocial takes off, Google gets to keep its strong position as the switch between networks. I wonder whether Facebook will join the list of sites that support this protocol, or if they’ll stay smugly isolated on their own proprietary continent.
Anyone want to help me work out an Intro to Javascript assignment for my students which also involves writing a miniature social application with OpenSocial