Google Friend Connect Joins Forces with Twitter

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Following Yahoo’s recent announcement on the integration of Facebook to its content network, it’s now Google’s turn to do the same. Not with Facebook obviously, but with perhaps a better ally – Twitter. Starting today, you can now connect your Twitter ID with sites that use Google Friend Connect.Screen shot 2009-12-03 at 7.42.09 PM

You don’t have to do anything if you’re already a Google Friend Connect user. The integration just works automatically the next time you login to GFC using your Twitter ID. And what can you do with this integration?  Many things actually.

For one, you can now tweet anything from the Google Friend Connect site that you are currently logged-in to.

GFC and Twitter’s integration will certainly give these two online properties a big boost in terms of usage and userbase expansion. GFC currently boasts of around 9 million sites, while Twitter boasts of well, how many users does Twitter got now anyway?

If you’re not yet into Google Friend Connect, now may be the right to start using it. Learn more about Google Friend Connect from this site.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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  • With all the social sites connecting to each other and with automatic cross posting we will soon have a problem with perpetual message repost loops.

    Service A posts automatically to service B which in turn posts automatically to service A which in turn posts automatically to service B (continue until all online bandwidth is used)

    Simon Byholm
    CEO and founder
    Secret Search Engine Labs