Google has created an all encompassing programming API that will allow webmasters to share social applications between services. Partners include MySpace.com, Beebo.com, Ning.com, Engage.com, Friendster.com, hi5.com, Hyves.com, imeem.com, LinkedIn.com, Oracle.com, orkut.com, Plaxo.com, Salesforce.com, SixApart.com, Tianji.com, Viadeo.com, and XING.com.
This is a huge list of major web services companies and web 2.0 sites that attract young users to socialize, chat, download music and write personal blogs.
Notably missing is the hottest social networking company of the moment, Facebook.com.
See why this is checkmate for facebook and why they may be forced to join the Google brigade.
Search engine optimizers and online marketers are drooling at the possibility of monetizing these millions of international internet users.