Friend Connect is a new data portability initiative for spreading social connections around the web. It’s the third of such announcements to be made in less than a week; MySpace Data Availability and Facebook Connect are the other two.
To find out more check out the live coverage over at techcrunch. You’ll find a live videostream broadcasting from the event.
Update: Techcrunch shows now the recorded stream from the event.
A blog post by Forrester’s Charlene Li fits quiet well to this announcement from Google. She writes on her blog:
The future of social networks: Social networks will be like air
“I thought about my grade-school kids, who in 10 years will be in the midst of social network engagement. I believe they (and we) will look back to 2008 and think it archaic and quaint that we had to go to a destination like Facebook or LinkedIn to ‘be social.’
This gets interesting now 🙂