Hot on the heels of Yahoo integrating Facebook Connect comes more big news in the digital identity space: Google Friend Connect is now integrating Twitter. In other words, you’ll be able to log in to any site that supports Google Friend Connect with your Twitter account.
Once authenticated with your Twitter id, your Twitter avatar and name are displayed on the associated GFC site. You can tweet your new site membership to your followers at the time you join, or at any other time via the site members gadget. You’ll also be able to tweet about any interesting discussions happening on the joined site without having to leave it.
The good news for site owners who already use Google Friend Connect is you don’t have to do anything to enable the Twitter integration: it just works. And if you don’t already use GFC, it might be a compelling reason to start. The new integration is a big boon to Google Friend Connect and the site owners who use it, extending their reach throughout their readers’ Twitter ecosystems in one fell swoop.
Check out a demo video of the new integration below and let us know what you think.
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