Early last month, I signed up for Google Friend Connect, the service that Google says lets you offer visitors to your site the means to be part of a community.
Itâ€™s great, I think, as in a very short space of time, the number of people who have joined this site through Google Friend Connect has now reached ninety.
On the site, in the right-hand sidebar (scroll down a bit to see it), youâ€™ll find the Google Friend Connect widget which is where you interact with the service.
So ninety people, all of whom Iâ€™m thrilled to see as part of a community at NevilleHobson.com, as well as in quite a few other places around the web. Some of these 90 are also friends, 15 so far in fact. Great!
I have to ask, though â€“ what is the point of Google Friend Connect?
Iâ€™ve googled for â€œhow does google friend connect workâ€. That always produces lots of results to tell me, well, how it works but not how it works, if you see what I mean.
Yet â€“ and Iâ€™m sorry if I seem ignorant, but I really do want to know â€“ I still ask: Whatâ€™s the point of it? Why would I want to be part of Google Friend connect on someoneâ€™s blog, or someone join it on my blog? Once we all do that, then what?
Can anyone offer an answer? Thanks.