Not so long ago (sometime in November I think) Google announced they were discontinuing Google Friend Connect for non-Blogspot blogs. The idea is they want to encourage people to utilize Google Plus. Fair enough.
There was an outcry among the blogging forums I belong to. How could they! What would this mean for our followers? What will happen when PR reps ask non Blogspot users for their Follower numbers?
Honestly? While I appreciate my readers following me via GFC, the widget has been down more than not. It’s buggy and has been a hassle.
So, since in March Google Friend Connect will no longer be valid on this blog, I’ve decided to remove it. Call it a fresh start for 2012 if you would like.
So the 1678 of you who followed me via Google Friend Connect? I thank you! If you haven’t already, do you mind adding me to your circles on Google Plus? If I know you personally, shoot me an email and I’ll add you to my personal Google Plus too.
The way we use social media is always changing. Who knows, maybe Facebook is next…