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Facebook linking to Gmail

There are more than 200 million people already actively using Facebook. But in the quest to make it ever bigger, Facebook said yesterday that it was now supporting OpenID and Gmail accounts for logging onto to Facebook. You've always had the connectivity between email accounts, especially in looking for friends on Facebook, but this is truly linking Gmail to Facebook at the same time.

Still, I'm curious as to how many people are actually out there on Gmail who aren't already using Facebook. I checked with the folks at Google, who would only say that there are "tens of millions" of people who are using Gmail. The Facebook folks hope that linking the two accounts will create more active users, so we'll see...


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