Twitter account holders, like myself, will be able to use their login ID on any other site also integrated with Google Friend Connect. And, Google account holders, like myself, can use their Google account ID to sign up for Twitter. Google wants their users to to sign up for the "connect" services so the companies can better keep tabs on how their users behave across the Web.
Earlier this fall, Facebook offered to buy Twitter for $100 million in cash and $400 million in Facebook stock. Twitter said no, possibly because of Google.
According to Google;
12/15/2008 08:00:00 AMWe know many of you enjoy using Twitter to see what people are talking about and to let others know what you've been up to, whether it's sharing a YouTube video or checking in on your friend's tweets. To help you and your Twitter network stay connected no matter where you are on the web, we're excited to announce that Google Friend Connect has integrated with Twitter. This means that when you join a friend connected site, you can choose to use your Twitter profile, discover people you follow on Twitter who are also members of the site, and quickly tweet that you have found a cool website.
To send a tweet about a site you have joined, click the invite link in the members gadget, then click the Twitter icon on the share tab. The next time your followers sign in to Twitter, they'll see your tweet containing a link to the interesting site you've found.
This integration with Twitter is an example of how we want to continue improving Friend Connect, extending the open social web and bringing social features to more places on the web.