Wednesday, 29 May 2013

GFC - Google Friend Connect - It might not be leaving us!

Firstly I'd like to say that this is only based on information I've gathered from searching on google and reading other peoples sites/articles/blogs - I don't have any Real knowledge about this and Google don't seem to have said anything solid either way.

But, it seems there is hope! Google Friend Connect might not be going when Google Reader does!

The reason it got out that GFC was going was being Google announced that Reader was going and the two are linked, but not to the extent that many have assumed - I won't go into it in massive detail as I'm going to link you to a few of the sites I've read that explain it properly.

That doesn't, though, mean that GFC is here forever, a couple of years ago Google started to phase it out by stopping it being available on wordpress accounts etc - That suggests that the Do want it go at some point. BUT, hopefully, it won't be any time soon (or maybe they'll be really nice and let us keep it!)

It seems like a good idea to keep following our favourite blogs on Blog Lovin' and Twitter, too, as the info I've found could be wrong, or GFC could go at another time, but I just wanted to share the information I've found with you all

Here's a few of the pages I've read about this:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/reader/4htV15y7sqs

http://www.lifeandeverythingelseinbetween.com/2013/03/google-readergfc-information.html





7 comments:

  1. My google readers already gone and i hate not having it. However its on my phone and i'm unable to get on others blogs through my account. I have to go on google and type then in to have a read. It could be an error but its a pain in the arse tbh xx

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    1. I've never actually used Reader.

      That is weird. I just log in to my blogger account and the list is there - Not via the app if I'm on a mobile device but the blogger website? xx

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  2. That´s a great relief! I actually started using bloglovin and love it! But I would not like to lose my Google Friends.
    Great post!
    Love,
    Dany
    bluebellsandowls.blogspot.com

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    1. I do hopethat the info I've found is accurate.

      I like blog lovin' too but I hope gfc stays, it's so much more accessible to people,with them only needing to already have a google account, etc, plus it's what we're used to and where most of our followers are :). xx

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