Posted December 15, 2008 5:47 pm by with 9 comments

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Google announced today that users of Google Friend Connect are now able to connect their Twitter accounts to their Google accounts. This means that when you join a ‘Friend Connected’ site, you’ll be able to connect with your other Twitter friends on that site.

I’m not a big fan of Facebook Connect, but I love the idea of being able to connect to other Twitter users on my favorite blogs. This seems like a great way to grow your network and start up conversations with like-minded individuals without sharing all of your personal photos!

One great feature with Twitter on Google Friend Connect is that you can opt to use your Twitter avatar and profile description. To add your Twitter friends, all you need to do is go to your Google Profile on a site that supports Google Friend Connect and click on “Add/Remove”.

As ReadWriteWeb points out, it appears Google and Facebook are at war with their social connection platforms. I just wish they could have been more creative with naming their platforms, they are too closely aligned.

So who do you think comes out of this heavyweight fight on top? If history has taught us anything, it is that Google will be victorious.