Google Friend Connect

KindStandalone product
Started by GoogleJan 5, 2008
Ended by GoogleJan 3, 2012
Active days under Google1400
Wikipedia URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Friend_Connect
Alternativeshttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/web/
Alternativeshttp://openid.net
DescriptionGoogle Friend Connect was a free social networking site established on the May 12, 2008. Similar in practice to Facebook Platform and MySpaceID, it took a decentralised approach, allowing users to build a profile to share and update information (through messaging, photographs and video content) via third-party sites. These sites acted as a host for profile sharing and social exchanges. On November 23, 2011, Google's Senior Vice President of Operations Urs Hölzle announced that Friend Connect would be retired for all non-Blogger sites by March 1, 2012, and encouraged Google+'s pages and off-site Page badges as the preferred alternative.