Want To Get Your Friends Back In Your Own Site - Google Has The Solution For It With Google's Friend Connect

Here we go one more landmark in a social community network, your bunch of friends is all set to go high like oil price. Community service/group formation over net gtowing like ever before. Truly speaking there are many sites like Orkut,facebook,hi5,linkedin and so on.. The thing is you might catch your buddies over here. Now the situation has changed you can integrate these friends making sites in your site. Let see what Google want to say about Google Friends Connect :

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.

Friend Connect will work with existing standards such as OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, as well as with data access APIs from Facebook, Google, and MySpace. The announcement comes on the heels of similar announcements from MySpace and Facebook (MySpace’s Data Availability and Facebook Connect).

Google Friend Connect integrates with contact lists for social networks like Facebook, orkut and Google Talk. This means users who join your site are instantly connected with friends who are already members, and can invite friends from other networks to visit. They can opt in to broadcasting their activities to friends in their social networks. A post to your message board, for example, can instantly be visible to people in multiple social networks, along with links leading to your site. These instant networks, combined with the wealth of OpenSocial gadgets, can form potent new online communities, very quickly and very easily.

Federate Social Networks

And when a visitor goes to a second site with Friend Connect, the process is even simpler. The visitor simply clicks "Accept", sets privacy options for the site, and they're in. There's no need to set up their account or link in their social networks again.

Single Click Join

Friend Connect brings friends-of-friends to your site

There are two easy ways for members of your site to bring their friends:

Invitations. Clicking on the invite link presents your visitors with all their contacts and friends from their social networks. Invitations are delivered to friends within their respective social networks.

Activity feeds. Your visitors may also opt-in to publishing activities to their social networks. A post to your message board, for example, can instantly be visible to people in multiple social networks, along with links leading to your site.

So How Are You Get Benefited:

  • A cooking site - Review a recipe and provide comments which clarify or improve it. Add a recipe to a social recipe box that appears across multiple cooking sites.
  • A musician's site - Post pictures from your latest concert on the band's site, and communicate directly with your fans.
  • An extreme sports site - Play a motor cross game, then compare your score to friends and other site members.
  • An academic site - Discuss and review articles in context with colleagues and the broader community. Filter the discussion to colleagues only, or widen your view. Forge connections with new participants whose comments seem particularly insightful.
  • A shopping site - Read expert reviews and tips right next to the camera you're thinking of buying, and find a friend who has already purchased the same item.
  • A philanthropic site - Cultivate a community around your cause, post pictures at fund raisers, let donors connect, and involve their friends.

    Thanks to techcrunch..

  • Post a Comment