VZnet supports OExchange and OpenGraph Specification

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On October 11th, we launched together with a complete overhaul of our sharing functionality (Zeigen) support for the OExchange specification. OExchange makes it possible to share any URL-based content with any service on the web. It defines:

  • A common way for services to receive content, removing any and all service-specific integration requirements
  • A discovery feature so services can publish themselves and their endpoints, making it possible to integrate with services you didn’t even know about at development time
  • A decentralized, user-centric model for saving preferred services, making sharing more personal

Shared pages can be posted by the user into his feed or sent as a private message. Since yesterday you can now also not only add a title and description for the page you are sharing, but also a thumbnail which will be integrated into your feed post or message. This is possible by either adding this meta information as a OExchange query parameter to the VZ sharing endpoint or by implementing OpenGraph Meta Tags into your site.

You can find more detailed information in our developer wiki at http://developer.studivz.net/wiki/index.php/Bookmarking. Or you can have a look at http://www.oexchange.org/ where you can find the complete specification as well as some tools that help you with testing OExchange endpoints as well as your implementation.

To make the implementation as easy as possible we are also now providing a simple and lightweight JavaScript library, which you can include into your site. You will finde more information about this library and further code examples at http://developer.studivz.net/wiki/index.php/JS-Library.

5 thoughts on “VZnet supports OExchange and OpenGraph Specification

  1. moin moin…

    I have since some meet problem with mine plauderkasten … he rises and loads whole zeit … then nothing more happens

    would not be bad if to her to you sometimes therefore could concern

    thank to many

  2. habe eine frage seit ca. 3 wochen funktioniert mein plauderkasten nicht mehr was ist da los können sie mir bitte ein update schicken mit freundlichen gruß

  3. App Verdonia is futsch heul…… lädt zwar aber ich sehe meine stadt nich schon seit 2 tagen…. brauche hilfe……bin icht der einzige mit diesem problem….

  4. Ja klasse, endlich mal eine vernüftige share und bookmark Lösung, werde ich demnächst bei mir einbauen :) danke!

  5. Ist ja toll, dass ihr OpenGraph unterstützt, aber wieso muss ich in meiner Webseite dasselbe, was im Description-Metatag steht, extra nochmal im OpenGraph-Format erzeugen lassen?

    Da macht es Facebook deutlich besser. Das will zwar auch am Liebsten OpenGraph sehen, aber unterstützt auch die seit Ewigkeiten etablierten Metatags.

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