Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Patriot Announces 2TB Ignite SSD
ASUS Presents Zenvolution at Computex 2016
MediaTek Introduces Pump Express 3.0 Battery Charging Solution
New ARM Cortex-A73 Processor Drives Efficiency, Performance For Mobile Designs
Plextor To Showcase Its Gaming Grade SSDs at Computex 2016
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Launches Wordlwide
Corsair Bulldog PC Is Seeking A Place In Your Living Room
Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 Released In China
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 Wins Oracle in Android Trial
Google To Open Self-driving Car Engineering center in Michigan
Google Enhances Ads For Mobile Devices
Google's Paris Offices Raided
I/O: The next evolution of Google
Google Spaces Website Goes Live
The European Union Set To Fine Google 3 billion Fine: report
Google Announced iPhone Keyboard; Plans to Map the Interior World in 3-D With Project Tango
Russian Watchdog Cancels Google Fine
Google, Fiat Chrysler To Work Together On Self-driving Vehicles
Google's Pichai Sees the End of Computers
AT&T To Take On Google Fiber With Super-Fast Broadband Services

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .