AOL will officially support OpenSocial, thecreated by Google for social-networking applications. The announcement was hinted at by Google Director of Engineering in a speech at the Google I/O conference Wednesday.
The online service-turned-media brand will join pretty much every big player in online media that: MySpace and Yahoo, for example, were major partners into its own nonprofit organization.
It's not a surprise: Bebo, the social networkearlier this year, already supports OpenSocial, and is into other AOL communication properties like AIM and ICQ.
More details are forthcoming. AOL is not issuing a formal press release, representatives told CNET News.com Wednesday. The announcement will be in the form of a post on the OpenSocial blog later in the day.