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Google Socializes the Web with Friend Connect


Google has initiated a brand new project which aims at helping website owners to add social features to their site without any coding efforts. The project is called Google Friend Connect, and it will use data from existing social network such as Facebook, Orkut (Google Talk?), Hi5 and MySpace to help users interact.

With Friend Connect, it’s unbelievably simple for website owners to add social elements like user registration, invitations, members gallery, message posting… etc. Third party applications developed by OpenSocial developers can also be added to any webpage. You just have to add a snippet of code to your site for the social features to be enabled.

For Visitors, it will be more like a Facebook app embedded into any site. You’ll be able to use the profile information from any of the participating social networks and interact with other users of the site. For instance, Ingrid Michaelson (musician) has added music application called iLike with Google Friend Connect. His fans will be able to connect with their friends, without leaving his site.


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