Open Web Challenged By Misuse of the Word “Open”

    June 18, 2010
    Chris Crum

In a recent article, we looked at how open web developers are trying to make social media better for you, the user. We’ve talked to Google’s Open Web advocate Chris Messina a number of times recently. He’s instrumental in the open web movement.

At Google I/O, Messina talked with us about several topics related to the open web, including Facebook’s "Open" graph, which has been heavily criticized for not really being that open.

Here is the interview:

We also spoke with Google’s Joseph Smarr at Google I/O. He talked about various open protocols and how they can help websites. He does a pretty good job of putting it into terms the non-techie can probably understand. Check that out here.


Chris Crum
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