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German Shepherd World now features Facebook Connect
Feature allows German Shepherd enthusiasts on the world's largest social network to automatically login to German Shepherd World; user input and news dynamically cross-posted to both sites.
By: Diane Novak
Gary Fujioka Sr., German Shepherd World webmaster said, "In studying our web traffic analytics we found a large percentage of our traffic inbound from the various German Shepherd groups on Facebook. Developers from both sites constructed an interface between the two sites in which user input and news is dynamically cross-posted to both networks, and members of both sites can navigate between the two seamlessly."
With more than 350 million active users worldwide, Facebook receives the second highest volume of global web traffic behind Google.
Often called the 'Facebook for German Shepherd owners,' German Shepherd World is a breed-centric site with a similar suite of interactive features allowing members to share photos and video, chat live, instant message, participate in group discussions, blog. German Shepherd owners can create profile pages for their dogs which include photos and video. German Shepherd World is the only GSD breed site with Web 2.0 interactivity.
German Shepherd World also has iPhone and iPad apps currently in testing, with release slated for Q1 2010, and Q2 2010 respectively.
About German Shepherd World
German Shepherd World is the top-ranked online community for German Shepherd owners, breeders, trainers, judges, and handlers, and the worldwide home of the German Shepherd dog. Called 'The Facebook for German Shepherd owners', the free site features member profiles, individual dog profiles, photo and video albums, forums, articles, blogs, live chat, groups, events, polls, news, and breed information. www.germanshepherdworld.org
Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people's real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. U.S. offices: Atlanta; Birmingham, Michigan; Chicago; Dallas; Detroit; New York; Venice Beach, Calif.; Washington, DC International offices: Dublin; London; Milan; Paris; Stockholm; Sydney; Toronto. www.facebook.com
Both Facebook and German Shepherd World are privately owned.
About The German Shepherd Breed
The German Shepherd Dog is the most versatile breed in the modern history of the world. Respected throughout the world for its versatility, loyalty, and intelligence, the German Shepherd is unmatched as a working dog. The German Shepherd Dog is hailed as the worlds leading police, guard, search and rescue, and military dog. The German Shepherd Dog is also a loving family companion and protector, herder and show competitor. The German Shepherd Dog is versatile, devoted, approach-able, direct and fearless, with a strong, muscular body.
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German Shepherd World is a global online community of German Shepherd owners, breeders, trainers, and handlers. The site features features dog and owner profiles, photos, forums, live chat, classifieds, blogs, groups, polls, events, articles, and videos.