Thursday, February 4, 2016

Good-bye Google Friend Connect

If you've been using Google Friend Connect to follow my blog, please note that it is currently being phased out by Google, in particular the ability to use it with non-Google accounts. Read up on it here. This is also why it didn't display an accurate number of followers anymore, and the number of followers was going down rather than up as they removed non-Google accounts.

I have therefore removed the Google Friend Connect gadget from my blog as it's no longer useful. If you've been using Google Friend Connect, please create a Google account if you haven't already done so, and refollow my blog. Or sign up via email, or follow however else works for you. Thanks much!


  1. I follow you with the free Feedly RSS reader, so there will be no loss.

  2. I know things like email follows are still working, and anonymous readers can still post an answer. I'd wondered why my blog follower numbers were dropping- if I'd said something so awful that it drove people away- then I heard about this.

  3. I was shocked when my Followers dropped by 20 all of a sudden. Kind of a crummy situation, isn't it?

    1. Yeah, at least now we know why the numbers were dropping. Now I have to figure out what other gadget might work to feature followers. So far I haven't found anything.