Google’s new app OpenSocial campfire-style

Very short of time today but can't resist drawing attention to Google's campfire movie for the new OpenSocial project – the long-awaited open source answer to Facebook. It certainly has jumped straight into the Google Notebook I keep for metaphors of nature and cyberspace, especially since it doesn't even need any physical space whatsoever – it exists entirely in the ether, untethered even by a server : "With the Google Gadget Editor and a simple key/value API, you can build a complete social app with no server at all."
Just look at those flickering flames and that cute log!

(x-posted at The Wild Surmise)