Sunday, February 12, 2012

To follow or not to follow...

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Morning Friends
I've copied and pasted this from Mary J's blog.  She's done some research and I think says it better than I could have. (lol)  So it sounds like only non-blogger users will be affected, so if you use anything other than Blogger as one of my friends please consider Linking up (on the side bar) with me so that I can continue to follow you and maybe you'd like to follow me.  As for those of us still using Blogger, it sounds like we will be ok, but if you're not too sure please feel free to add your link too.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Here is Mary J's post:
To follow or not to follow...
Hi all! I bet you've all seen the rumours around that blogger friends connect is going to disappear! So I bet you're worried about losing your friends - I know I am!!

Anyhoo, I've done some research myself and found this link on the official Google website...

It states...

"Google Friend Connect—Friend Connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We're retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a
Google+ page and place a Google+ badge on their site so they can bring their community of followers to Google+ and use new features like Circles and Hangouts to keep in touch."

The key word here is 'non-Blogger' - that means the service will be stopped for users of other platforms like Wordpress. So, if you want to keep friends who are non-Blogger users, then you can create the
Google+ page where you can "add people to circles" - what that looks like, I don't know!!

There is no official confirmation if GFC will disappear altogether for Blogger users, but it does look like Google is going to push users to use the
Google+ page.

Until I've received confirmation on what is actually going to happen and for those non-Bloggers who want to follow me, I've added Linky Followers (a free service) on my side bar. If you follow me on this, then I will return the favour and follow you on your blog too. Click on the badge below if you want to sign up for the service.

1 comment:

Mary J said...

Hi Leanne honey! I don't mind you copying at all - just pleased if it helps!