A Social Interest Group has also been set up to focus on coordinating messaging around social at the W3C and formulate a broad strategy that would allow social business and federation.

“OpenSocial is very excited to support and participate in this new W3C Activity,” said John Mertic, president of the OpenSocial Foundation. “The OpenSocial Foundation exists to break down barriers between the often-siloed systems people rely on at work. We do this because, today more than ever, people need to be able to effortlessly connect on the job to get things done, and barriers between the systems they rely on prevent seamless collaboration. This W3C Activity provides additional focus and resources to ensure that all enterprise applications can be social together.”