Google makes Friend Connect beta availableBy Justin Mann
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Google has introduced another tool today, this one aimed at people who host web pages and want to be a little more connected to their users. Dubbed Friend Connect, the new Google tool (in beta, naturally) is designed to be plugged into any website to offer a communications medium of sorts for people that visit the site. Only slightly similar to the "Guestbooks" of the past, the attraction of Friend Connect is that your same username can follow you to any website that adopts the service, using an existing account from Google, Yahoo, AOL, or OpenID.
They're offering a video tour of the tool. It was initially demonstrated earlier in this year, and this is the first time it's been made publically available. Will it take off? We'll see.
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