I just had to post this, I hope nobody missed this when it came out in May, but had a feeling that some of my friends had not yet heard the great news from Google, Here we go:
May 12, 2008
Previewing Google Friend Connect: Website owners can make any site social
Easily insert social features to make "any app, any site, any friends" a reality
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (May 12, 2008) – Tonight at Campfire One at the Googleplex (http://code.google.com/campfire/), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will announce a preview release of Google Friend Connect, a service that helps website owners grow traffic by enabling any site on the web to easily provide social features for its visitors.
Websites that are not social networks may still want to be social -- and now they can be, easily. With Google Friend Connect (see http://www.google.com/friendconnect following this evening's Campfire One), any website owner can add a snippet of code to his or her site and get social features up and running immediately without programming -- picking and choosing from built-in functionality like user registration, invitations, members gallery, message posting, and reviews, as well as third-party applications built by the OpenSocial developer community.
Visitors to any site using Google Friend Connect will be able to see, invite, and interact with new friends, or, using secure authorization APIs, with existing friends from social sites on the web, including Facebook, Google Talk, hi5, orkut, Plaxo, and more." READ MORE: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/annc/20080512_friend_connect.html
Keeping tabs and the news out there for you all about the coolest of Google!
Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me