Today at OSDC we hacked around with OpenSocial, OpenLayers and Google AppEngine. I’ve not really used any of them before, though I’ve read some about them. It’s interesting, but I can’t see an immediate use for it for any of my stuff. I might just be suffering from information overload.
Most of the uses for these technologies seem to be time-waster type activities on social websites like Facebook or MySpace. I’m not a big user of them; I’m only registered with LinkedIn and Plaxo, and I don’t log into Plaxo. Even LinkedIn doesn’t get much of my time. I spend a lot more time reading blogs via RSS feeds, or doing actual work.
Haven’t seen a quick overview of what you can do with these things, I admit they’re neat, and I’m sure there are some very cool things you could do with them… I just can’t for the life of me think of any right now.
Maybe with a bit more relaxing and thinking about it, I might come up with something. It might even be cool.