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What is OExchange?

OExchange is a protocol that defines the way services like Google Buzz, Digg, StumbleUpon, or Addthis receive, find, and share content. (Video Below)

It’s a great idea as sharing has become one of the backbones of the internet and traffic. OExchange calls content publishers “sources” and places or services that share this content as “targets”. By providing a open protocol the new platform hopes to be not only the standard but ease the sharing between sites, services, and platforms. OExchange ask a few great questions:

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Google Buzz and Augmented Reality

Google buzz is here to stay. There are some annoying factors around following and conversation threading but other than that I like it.

Here is a screen shot for Buzz:

google-buzz

Already the spam and porn accounts have jumped on. This adoption is even more faster than what happened with Twitter.

I would have to say that Google came out at the right time. Especially with the latest change that Facebook has implemented. I’ve talked to quite a few people about this Facebook change it does seem that it made the system more confusing.

I know I don’t like it, but I also have close to 4,800 friends so this might have something to do with the usability.

Augmented Realty

One of the best uses of augmented reality I have seen is here from Microsoft.

The technology here is amazing. The uses and interaction are stunning. This type of feature set is the key to this reality taking off.