Google Friend Connect How To Video

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Tonight, Google launched their new social application called Friend Connect. According to the information page (only launched within the past hour) “Google Friend Connect lets you grow traffic by easily adding social features to your website. With just a few snippets of code, you get more people engaging more deeply with your site.”

I’m super excited about the features being offered by Friend Connect and I’m hoping to add the functionality to parts of Planet Chiropractic. I think it’s perfect for sites like ours, that are not social networks but may still want to be social. What I’m excited about most is there is no programming required to make it all happen.

I really think this will be great for many types of sites that are not yet socially enabled. Friend Connect provides a bunch of social gadgets like member management, a message board, reviews, and ways to share photos.

Mussie Shore, a seasoned inventor, and product manager for Google Friend Connect created this video as a preview release. Check it out.

I am signed up for the Preview Release and hoping to hear from Google soon. How will you use Friend Connect?

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