Facebook Bashes Google Friend Connect
This is real trouble for Google's beta Friend Connect
! Facebook is blocking Google's access to its database of users with their new application. But does this surprise you as Microsoft is in talks as of 5-15-08 to buy Facebook. It's the old Google MSN war all over again.
I have to say I am excited about Google's Friend Connect. I just can't wait to test it out, but Google MUST make alliances with the top social networking sites to make it valuable for site owners. Right now Friend Connect connects with LinkedIn (great service), Orkut (who uses this one?), Google Talk (huh?), and Facebook (until they got blocked). Facebook was the real heavy in this line up and with Facebook saying that access violates their user agreement and Facebook in talk with Microsoft, this may unfortunately be the death of Friend Connect.
Friend Connect is a great idea, let's just see if Google can put it together with other social networking sites to make it really valuable!
Labels: Google, social networking sites