Great news is that we have just added GoogleÂ Friend Connect to the site. If you are not familiarÂ Friend Connect, here is what it does:
â€¢ Sign in with your Google, Yahoo, AIM or OpenID account.
â€¢ Interact with other visitors by making friends, sharing media, posting comments, playing games, and more.
â€¢ Meet other people who enjoy CAN as much as you do, share interests.
â€¢ EasilyÂ Invite friends from other social networks and contact lists to join CAN.
You can accessÂ Friend Connect from the bar located at the bottom of the page. Here you can find members of the site and latest comments.Â A great service and could not be more appropriate for CAN.
So why not Facebook Connect? It does not only sound simliar but promises much of the same after all. For starters I found the integration looked a lot harder (beyond a mere minutes). Secondly, Google’s Friend Connect does not really have a central focus point. All the action happens on participating sites (and deep down in some google data centers). Facebook Connect on the other side is ultimately pointing towards one place and Facebook.com still smells too much like an attempt to built some form of alternative internet to me – and who needs that? Read more on Alex’s blog
If you would like to implementÂ Friend Connect on your site, here are a few useful links we used:
Stay tuned for more GoogleÂ Friend Connect features.Â While the current functionality is rather limited, its ambition is certainly not.
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