This week Cliqset and Status.net announced some pretty significant news. They launched the first live implementation of the salmon protocol, making for the first open cross-communication between two social networks.
In other words, according to Cliqset, this is the first time users of two independent public web entities are able to communicate with each other, without being on the same service as the person they are communicating with.
“This is a great demonstration of Cliqset’s larger vision of social networks being siteless, and we think it’s going to be the future of how all services interact and, more importantly, how users of these services interact,” Cliqset told us.
If Salmon catches on with other social networks, it could have a large impact on social media. For example, if Facebook were to adopt this, other networks could communicate directly with Facebook users without having to be Facebook members.
Google has already expressed interest in implementing Salmon with Google Buzz.