As announced last weekend, Google is launching the mother of all data portability features. After Facebook Connect and MySpace Data Portability announcement, here comes Google beating the two social networks with its Google Friend Connect features.
Google Friend Connect is a service that helps website owners grow traffic by enabling any site on the web to easily provide social features for its visitors. 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.
Basically, with Google Friend Connect service, any visitors to any type of sites can see, invite and interact with each other within the boundaries of that site or through secured APIs with existing friends from social sites on the web, including Facebook, Google Talk, hi5, Plaxo and others.
Google Friend Connect is set to be activated later tonight at this URL http://www.google.com/friendconnect/. Until then, we will have to wait and see how nifty this service would be.