Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family Targets Pros
Google Assistant Is Coming To More Connected Devices
Self-assembly Technique Could Solve Miniaturization Chip Making Issues
Prepare For Battle GeForce GTX Bundle Includes For Honor or Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Games
VIZIO's 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection Includes 4K Ultra HD Support in Select Models
Facebook Attacks Snapchat With New Camera Features
China Tech Giant Tencent Buys 5 Percent Stake In Tesla
Hyundai Motor To Develop Its Own Automotive Chips
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Google to Offer Websites Social Networking Features


Google has set out to enable all websites, free of charge, to be imbued with common social networking features as the Internet evolves toward becoming a giant community along the lines of MySpace or Facebook.

Google Friend Connect was previewed at a Campfire One gathering of third-party software developers at the company's "Googleplex" campus in Mountain View, California on Monday.

With Google Friend Connect, 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.

The unveiling of the plan comes just days after top social networking websites MySpace and Facebook broke down walls of their online communities to let members share profile information at other websites.

"Google Friend Connect is about helping the 'long tail' of sites become more social," said David Glazer, a director of engineering at Google. "Many sites aren't explicitly social and don't necessarily want to be social networks, but they still benefit from letting their visitors interact with each other. That used to be hard. Fortunately, there's an emerging wave of social standards -- OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, and the data access APIs published by Facebook, Google, MySpace, and others. Google Friend Connect builds on these standards to let people easily connect with their friends, wherever they are on the web, making 'any app, any site, any friends' a reality."

To demonstrate, an iLike application was incorporated into an official website of musician Ingrid Michaelson so that visitors don't have to leave to connect with friends at their social networking profiles.

All website operators using Friend Connect see are user nicknames and images, if any, posted along with them.

Website owners are invited to put their names in a "white list" queue online at www/google.com/friendconnect.

Google plans to phase in more websites and social networks in the months to come, with the Open Social software platform as a basis for interoperability. Google launched Open Social last year to promote common protocols so developers can make applications that work on any social networking website involved in the effort.


Previous
Next
Pioneer Announces Measures for Restructuring the Display Business        All News        Blu-ray Market Overview
Microsoft Launches Messenger TV     General Computing News      Microsoft Appeals $1.4B EU Antitrust Fine

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Assistant Is Coming To More Connected Devices
Google Maps Lets Others Track You
Google Expands Safeguards for Youtube Advertisers
Google To Revamp Ad Policies After U.K. Boycott
The European Commission Ask Social Media Companies To Comply With EU Consumer Rules
Google Updates G suite
Google AI Translation System To Support More Languages
Google Assistant Is Rolling Out to All Android 7.0 and 6.0 Phones
Google Assistant is Coming to More Android Phones
Google AI Tools Lets You Identify Malicious Comments on Your Website's Articles
Google Dominates VR Headset Shipments But Samsung Gets The VR Revenues
Google Investigated Over Alleged Practices Against Samsung's Tizen OS

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .