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Facebook launches Connect service

Facebook has launched a new service called Facebook Connect which allows Facebookers to utilise their Facebook ID on affiliated sites such as Digg and Citysearch.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the popular social networking site, wrote about the new service on the site's blog: "Starting today, you'll see prompts for Facebook Connect at websites across the Internet and have the opportunity to take your Facebook profile information, friends and privacy preferences to your favorite sites."

Google has also released a beta version of its new service called Friends Connect which according to Google's blog lets: "webmasters add social features to their sites by simply copying and pasting a few snippets of code — no advanced coding or technical background required." The idea is to incorporate social networking elements to your webpage.

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