I was confused why the Google Friend Connect widget did not show up in this blog while some of my Blogger blogs had their widgets fine. Turned out Google retired Friend Connect on March 1, 2012.
If you want to have some sort of Google Friend Connect for your non-Blogger blog, you would have to create a Google+ Page instead and place a Google+ Page Badge in your blog for people to follow you.
You can easily create a Google+ Page. There should be a link at the bottom of your Google+ Profile page where it says “Create a page”.
That should get you started. However, those who followed you through Google Friend Connect are in limbo. There is no way to have them automatically follow you through your Google+ Page Badge. In other words, you have to start all over again.
Way to go Google. You are forcing people to use Google+ more than ever. 😛
To my blog’s visitors, please click the Follow button located on the top right portion of this blog. If you do not see it, you probably have some browser plugin running that made this disappear.
Myspace announced Tuesday it was cutting some 500 jobs, nearly half of the staff of the troubled News Corp.-owned social network, which has been eclipsed by Facebook.
Hardly surprising and I never liked using MySpace to begin with. What with those annoying and glaring technicolored themes that users can plaster on to their profile pages. I am glad that Facebook did not allow this feature because it is one big reason why most people do not visit other people’s profiles.
Too many images, too many colors, too irritating to look at. Also, MySpace never went further beyond being a social networking site. It seemed they were contented to be just that seeing as they have millions of users. When Facebook came, well … you know the rest.
News Corp. bought Myspace for 580 million dollars in 2005 but it has been overtaken in recent years by Facebook, which has grown to more than 500 million members while Myspace’s numbers have dwindled.