I typically don’t get too excited over google product releases much because I’m simply jaded by their sheer volume and library.
But I’m excited about this one.
ChurchCrunch has finally gotten whitelisted as a Google Friend Connect BETA tester.
Essentially, Google’s Friend Connect makes it possible for even more deep and rich experiences for those that come to your site.
By adding simple social features members and visitors can instantly see, engage, and connect with others unlike anything that they’ve done before.
Test it out on the right side of the blog, sign up, and drop a comment.
These two modules are only the beginning of what I believe to be a revolutionary approach to social networking online.
Why? Because it’s genius: By leveraging a medium that everyone on the digital planet already uses they’re instantly creating community based on a pre-existing and widely used technology: EMAIL.
We all use it… and the vast majority of my peers and friends all have Gmail accounts already.
This means, they can all be a part of the social network here at ChurchCrunch. But, again, this is just the tip of the iceberg folks… Get excited, because the possibilities of leveraging this are extensive and deep.
Try it out and let me know what you think.