Google introduces +1 button for social search

Google introduces +1 button for social search
Google has introduced +1 this week, in an attempt to make search more social.

The service is similar to "Likes" in Facebook, where users can "like" pages or comments, showing their appreciation and making them more popular.

Google will have +1 buttons next to all search results and ads and whenever you +1 a link, it is shared via your Google profile.

+1 is intended to personalize search results and ads, due to friends recommending sites.

Says Google:

+1 is the digital shorthand for 'this is pretty cool.' To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1's will then start appearing in Google's search results.

Understand better here:

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Mar 2011 21:01
Google Social Search Plus One
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  • DarkJello

    Stumble Upon will do this to your results sort of if you allow it. Pretty cool feature.

    30.3.2011 22:15 #1

  • NHS2008

    like this! already found a worthy page out of a bunch of result, with help of this.

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    31.3.2011 08:37 #2

  • lissenup3

    All "Like" features, especially in FB are just lame and propagate a mind-numbing loser mentality.

    I ask anyone that actually ever clicked a "like" button..........what it did for them, how it benefited them and why essentially they did click it.

    You wanna do "your part"..........donate your time or money to a worthy charity, adopt a pet or get yourself sterilized but don't click a lame "like" button thinking you're contributing your opinion is the same.

    31.3.2011 09:53 #3

  • DarkJello

    Well it makes sense for search results because it can help you weed out results that were less helpful. I will use the stumble upon recommended sites usually before those that are just standard search results.

    31.3.2011 12:04 #4

  • shortybob

    And now we wait for someone from Anonymous with a botnet to spam +1 on targeted websites... If this feature is actually coming out, they'd better make it optional, or I'm swearing off of google. I don't want to waste my time picking through floods of "popular" websites to get to the relevant ones. Who the F*** said search engines had ANYTHING to do with being social?

    31.3.2011 12:48 #5

  • Jemborg

    Now I've clicked the "thumbs-up" button on atheist vids at YouTube. It's often a request by the authors as they frequently get targeted by fundamentalist bots.

    I like to do my bit for the cause.

    And our dog is from Pet Rescue... but, aww, I went and had a kid... soz. :(

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    2.4.2011 11:29 #6

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