Google Friend Connect is a service that lets website owners add a piece of social networking to their website. The service will interface with social networking sites such as Myspace, Orkut, and Facebook. I personally think this is a great idea, being able to connect multiple social networks to sites like TechSack for example would be awesome.
Others don’t agree with me so much seeing as how Google has already violated the privacy of social networking site Facebook’s users. Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg will be talking with Google to “see if there’s a way they can make it work”.
There will need to be some type of privacy line drawn so that we know what we’re getting ourselves into.
Friend connect uses the OpenSocial API which allows developers to create their own gadgets and apps for friend connect.
Video explaining friend connect and the OpenSocial API.
More info on friend connect can be found here.