4th December 2008

Well, here it is, Google Friend Connect in action. I’m not quite sure exactly what it is yet, but I’m in, after signing up a few weeks ago. Are you?

Apparently it’s Google’s answer to My Blog Log, which I have in my right sidebar, but it lets users sign in with their Google, Yahoo, AIM or OpenID account. Nice…

According to Google…

Enrich your site
Choose engaging social features from a catalog of gadgets by Google and the OpenSocial developer community.

Attract more visitors
Your users can easily invite friends from social networks and contact lists to visit and join your site.

No programming whatsoever
Just copy and paste a few snippets of code into your site, and Friend Connect does the rest.

You can read more about it here Sadly, it’s not working, because you SHOULD be seeing images right here below…




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    4 Responses to Google Friend Connect is Working

    1. “I’m not quite sure exactly what it is yet”.

      I’m with you. I think they’ve done a pretty poor job of explaining what it actually is.

      My favorite bit of their explanation (the one from your link above) is the ‘Getting started’ tab. Which shows some colours being copied and pasted.

      Then under benefits, there’s a picture of some grey people turning into some colours, and possibly being sick.

      Right, that’s much clearer …

    2. Scott says:

      Yeah, I’m pretty disappointed. On the other hand, joining seems to have screwed up my Igoogle page by adding my picture –

      So I have that going for me, which is nice. ;)

    3. u joshi says:

      i have problem with google friend connect social bar, its not showing in my website.

      • Scott says:

        At this point, I wonder if Google Members / Friend Connect isn’t just going to get some sort of Plus1 integration, or maybe abandoned…

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