Mashable’s Josh Catone highlights a brilliant use of Facebook Connect.
One site that used Facebook Connect to great advantage is GirlsGuideTo, a social network that’s only for 20-something women.
Normally, there’s no way on ensuring that all members of a “closed” network like that actually fit the criteria. If the gate keeping is compromised, then so is the feeling of community and respect that networking sites rely on.
That’s where Facebook Connect comes in. The only way to join GirlsGuideTo is through Facebook Connect.
Since the most people use real information in their Facebook profiles, GirlsGuideTo is able to determine the gender of people trying to join the site.
Women get in, and men are invited to leave information to be notified about the “Guy’s Corner” that is under development.