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Google Launches +1: Adds More Work For Users << TechShift

Google Launches +1: Adds More Work For Users


Google +1

Google is slowly rolling out their +1(pronounced Plus 1) feature to combat content farms and the recent quality of search results. +1 will integrate into Google search results and give searchers the info on how many people +1 a page. There has been talks about Google taking on Facebooks like button in the past and now its here. Just a few years ago in the Summer of 2008, Google walked away from a potential purchase of Digg.com. The popular social bookmarking site provided a similar feature where users can digg a page and the popularity gets ranked and sorted on its homepage.

 

 

Googles failure to aquire Digg 3 years ago may have been a mistake as Twitters Tweet and Facebooks Like button have been massively popular on nearly every modern website and blog. +1 will initially roll out to about 2% of users and then, eventually everyone much similar to the launch of Google Instant. +1 will show an icon with the count of how many people ummm digg or like the page. +1 hopes to eventually penetrate the blog and CMS platforms much the same way the Like and Twitters Tweet button has. This will add more work for users.

 

 

 

Initial users will have another button to click. Privacy is a also a major concern. Users will have to opt-in as other Google members, including your friends, will be able to see what pages you +1. The idea of clicking a +1 button just to improve search results will likely push more users to using Bing as their search engine as it gets more popular each day. Google will have to strengthen their Buzz platform in order to give users more incentives to +1 a page. As of now. it seemed like mistake passing on Digg. Why reinvent the wheel when Digg was already established and big? No doubt Google has the resources to pull this off. It just seems a little redundant.

 

Set Sar

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