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What is Connect?

Facebook Connect is the next evolution of Facebook Platform - enabling you to integrate the power of Facebook Platform into your own site. Enable your users to...
* Seamlessly "connect" their Facebook account and information with your site
* Connect and find their friends who also use your site
* Share information and actions on your site with their friends on Facebook

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Communicate your ideas powerfully using Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ Pro web conferencing software. Securely share presentations and multimedia right from your desktop, and get feedback from hundreds of participants — all using a web browser and the Adobe Flash® Player runtime, already installed on 98% of Internet-connected personal computers.

A.K.A umConnect. This used to be known as Macromedia Breeze Meeting.

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Google Friend Connect means more people engaging more deeply with your website -- and with each other.
* Enrich your site
Choose engaging social features from a catalog of gadgets by Google and the OpenSocial developer community.
* Attract more visitors
Your users can easily invite friends from social networks and contact lists to visit and join your site.
* No programming whatsoever
Just copy and paste a few snippets of code into your site, and Friend Connect does the rest.

Here's an article about facebook connect vs google friend connect.

Google Products We Forgot All About

Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Google Products You Forgot All About -- There is stuff here that could be very useful in NMG -- like Google Trends, and Google Alerts. I plan to set up a couple of these soon. Good stuff here.

Games Must be Fun

Writing in Technology Review: Virtual Labor Lost, the author points out the problem that educational game makers face above all others: games don't get played if they aren't any fun.
Food for thought as we move toward constructing virtual educational worlds and game-based systems.

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