Google Friend Connect introduces the social bar

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In our previous Google Friend Connect posts, we've enjoyed connecting with you, the webmasters, and hearing your feedback about Friend Connect. We're now standing on our own two feet—find us over at the new Social Web Blog where we just announced the new social bar feature.

The social bar packages many of the basic social functions—sign-in, site activities, comments, and members—into a single strip that appears at the top or bottom of your website. You can use it alone, or use it to complement your existing social gadgets, by putting it on the top or bottom of as many of your webpages as you want.

For anyone visiting your site, the social bar offers a snapshot of the activity taking place within your website's community. One click on any these features produces a convenient, interactive drop-down gadget, so users get all the functio