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Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development by Jonas X. Yuan, Xinsheng Chen

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OpenSocial, Social Activity, and Social Equity in plugins

User interfaces should be sociable; that is, friends could share their social data with the web using social user interfaces.

OpenSocial is a set of common Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for web-based social network applications. Friends are all fun, but they're only on specific websites. Fortunately, OpenSocial provides abilities for these sites to share their social data with the Web. OpenSocial API-based applications can be embedded within a social network itself, or they can be used to access a site's social data from anywhere on the Web. In brief, OpenSocial defines a common API for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, users can ...

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