Nearly a year after Facebook Like buttons spread out across the web, Google has announced its own rival, the +1 button. It launches
today as part of Google’s search engine, allowing you to “+1″ the search results and ads that you like. And in a few months, it’ll be arriving at a web site near you.
Is +1 (pronounced “Plus One”) part of the new social network that Google’s long been rumored to be building? Or is +1 simply that “social layer” that Google has said would come and isn’t really meant as a rival to Facebook?
Come along — let’s see how it works now, where it might go, and we’ll get into the bigger picture stuff at the end.
+1 Your Favorite Google Search Results
Beginning today, a small percentage of Google search users on Google.com in the United States searching in English will now see a +1 button next to search listings, when they are logged in. An example of this is shown below:
This information was curated from the web by an online content curator finish viewing it by using the image below to view the original source.
- Search Gets Social With Google ‘+1’ Button (abcnews.go.com)
- New ‘+1’ Button Has Your Brain Help Google’s Algorithm (technologyreview.com)
- Google’s Answer to the Facebook “Like” Button: The “+1” (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- Meet +1: Google’s Answer To The Facebook Like Button (searchengineland.com)
- Google +1 Button, Social Sharing Similar To Facebook Like (ghacks.net)
Latest posts by Tom George (see all)
- New Digital Trends In Today’s Smartphone-Obsessed World - September 6, 2016
- 5 Things a Recruiter Looks for in a Resume - August 30, 2016
- Obtaining Legal Immunity for Pet Cohabitation - August 30, 2016