Thursday, February 19, 2009
Geni Connects With Facebook
Hollywood-based Geni, the venture-backed firm which has developed an online, Web 2.0-style genealogy and social networking web sites for families, has connected the company's service with the popular Facebook social networking web site. Geni said that users can now connect their Facebook account to Geni, allowing users to use Facebook's standard invite tools to invite relatives to join Geni's family tree serviecs. The new Facebook connection also allows users to post their Geni activity to their Facebook newsfeed, the Facebook feature which posts status updates and information to other users. According to Geni's Facebook page, the firm has been working on connecting the two services since November of 2007. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund, and is headed by ex-Paypal co-founder David Sacks.