Google's OpenSocial Hit's The Ground Running, Then Falls Over
Big noise was being made this week over the release of Google's OpenSocial, A set of API's that allow developers to create applications that once written will work on any social site which allows OpenSocial API's.
A lot of social sites wanted to be earlier adopters of OpenSocial through fear of being left behind, Though a fear of using something flawed should have been more of a concern.
Within 45 minutes of the RockYou OpenSocial application being released it was hacked on plaxo where the hacker added a number of emoticons to Plaxo VP Marketing John McCrea’s profile.
We have temporarily taken down this app, due to some bugs discovered today. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are at the early phase of this, so expect some ups and downs...Your patience appreciated.
While this "bug" is fairly harmless and only allowed someone to post emoticons to your page it may be a sign of things to come. If this is what an "amateur" can do in 45 minutes what are pros going to be able to do in 4-5 days?