I’m Thinking Out Loud about Blogger and Google and……Twitter. yeah, I’m writing about Twitter a lot, but hell, it’s the most interesting thing in search in a while, and things keep popping up that spark my mind. This post from Google, for example. It’s titled “Blogger connects to Google Friend Connect”, which isn’t exactly a barn burner of a headline.
But it got me thinking. As the post notes, back in the Fall Google added a “following” feature to Blogger, which I sense doesn’t work quite as well for blogging (not real time) as it does for microblogging (real time).
However, the addition of Friend Connect to Blogger is a clear response to the success of Facebook Connect in the blog world. I’m planning on adding FB Connect to this site (I have to upgrade my platform first), mainly because I’ve seen how much easier it makes it to let you all comment, as well as the amplification of those comments into Facebook.
What I’d wonder is this: Do you all think Google, through Blogger, will (re)introduce a microblogging service to compete with Facebook Live Feed and Twitter? (Oh, the irony…)