At the Future of Web Apps conference today in London, Netvibes announced their upcoming “Coriander” that provides cross-platform Widget compatability. The site is live now with a landing page, more information will be available next week.
TechCrunch also reports a new open source cross-site social networking service called Explode launched today. Built by UK open-source social network provider Curverider, TechCrunch says it is an appealing alternative to Yahoo’s MyBlogLog. MyBlogLog lets you see the faces of people who have been reading your blog. Explode requires that users click a link on a site they visit in order to befriend that site’s author.
In other news, AOL has joined Microsoft in supporting Open ID. OpenID is a decentralised identification system that lets individuals use a single password for any site that supports it. Kevin Rose announced that Digg, the popular social news site, will support OpenID. JanRain is building software and services around the OpenID platform. Other websites which use OpenID as an alternative to registration include LiveJournal, Zooomr and Wikitravel.
Related DailyWireless articles on applications include; MIT’s SENSEable City, 3D Standards Coalese, Location-based Messaging via Loki, Cellular Navigation, Mobile War: Google Vrs Yahoo, Nokia Mapping Goes Free, $100 Laptop at CES, The Semantic Web, Social Net Wallop, WiFi City Applications, Intelligent Communities of the Year, Geovector: Advertising Walks the Talk, Where 2.0, Mobile 2.0, Motorola: It’s All About ME and City Clouds: Becoming The World Cup.