More Social Goodness across the Web thanks to JanRain and Meebo

We’re happy to point out two new YOS integrations. These come from tool-providers for developers and publishers: JanRain, a leading provider of online identity and technology, and Meebo, which enables real-time social interaction through the Meebo Bar.

Both are using Yahoo! Social APIs and Yahoo! Updates to bake Yahoo! into their social sharing tools. This is great news for content publishers across the web. It just got much easier to pull in Yahoo! profiles and activity updates and publish across Yahoo! to some of the largest audience properties on the web.

In the case of JanRain, social content from thousands of web sites started making its way to the Yahoo! network earlier this month, thanks to the thoughtful integration of our Yahoo! Social APIs into JanRain’s RPX Social Widget. Adding RPX to a site can be done with just a few lines of JavaScript, and it helps to easily connect sites to the social web.

Meebo’s integration ties into Yahoo! Updates. It provides their network (more than 100 publisher partners) a social distribution channel for users to share articles to Yahoo!'s massive and engaged audience of more than 500 million monthly unique visitors. Once partners integrate Meebo’s persistent real-time communications feature and Meebo goes live on their site, a social layer with very cool drag-and-drop sharing capabilities allows users to share to Yahoo! Updates.

(drag any image to expose the Y! Updates sharing)

A great reason to use these tools: They both enable you to integrate not only with Yahoo!, but also with multiple social networks in a single social integration. What’s not to like?

Daniel Raffel
Yahoo! Open Strategy