Google Friend Connect

Notice something new on my site? Yep – just launched Google Friend Connect here (can’t really miss it on my sidebar):

Have you ever wished you could share information and interact with friends while visiting some of your favorite websites? There are a number of great social networking sites out there that let you stay connected, but the rest of the web typically hasn’t been social. Yet.

Site owners have been saying for a while that they would love to provide this functionality, but, frankly, it’s been too hard to add social features. A lot of code has to be written to create a site where visitors can sign up and bring their friends along, form new friendships, and do engaging things together. And not to mention that if you’re a site visitor, it’s pretty inconvenient to create a new account and try to rebuild a network of friends each time you visit a site.

Enter Google Friend Connect which lets site owners sprinkle social features throughout their websites, so visitors will easily be able to join with their AOL, Google, OpenID, and Yahoo! credentials. You’ll be able to see, invite, and interact with new friends or, using secure authorization APIs, with existing friends from social sites on the web like Facebook, Google Talk, hi5, LinkedIn, orkut, Plaxo, and others. And quite simply, you’ll be able to do things together.

So signup to the right and enjoy being more social!!!

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