Bebo agrees to use Facebook Dev Platform

In what looks to be a concerted action to damage Google's Open Social alliance, Bebo has announced that it will use Facebook's API's.

In the past week, three other social partners of the Open Social alliance have announced that they will make launch their own development platform: Linkedin, Friendster and now Bebo.

Myspace already has its own, which did not prevent it from jumping onboard Google's Initiative.

However, Bebo has yet to announce when it is going to implement either, although one can guess that Facebook will come first simply because it would be easier to implement with minimal fuss.

It is too early to disband Open Social and Google has stressed that there is a lot of movement happening underneath the surface, none of which are visible on the front end.

Also, it should not be ruled out that Facebook is proactively trying to convince other Open Social Members (and other websites altogether) to use its developer platform.

Bebo currently lies in third place in the world of Social networking sites with a lowly 4.5 million unique visitors, a fraction of Myspace's and roughly 14 percent of Facebook's traffic.

Another Open Social participant, web-based IM website, Meebo, has also announced that it is going to partner with Facebook.

The firm, which has had a whopping 6.5 million unique users in November, is particularly strong in America.