A Brand Called "#1" or "Google goes Social"

posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:19 AM by Edwin Marchan   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 7:20 AM ]


Google: Social Search Finally Launches

It was only a matter of time till Google went social on a larger scale with +1 (similar to the "like" button on Facebook) and timing has a lot to do. Ex-#1: Eric Schmidt  is replaced today by Larry Page who takes on the role of "The New" #1/CEO/Emperor of the Search/Media/Advertising/Communications Conglomerate. Now what is #1: think of it as a digital "word-of-mouth" - people like something, they click #1 and boom, via diverse Google channels and sites across the Web you'll see your friends recommendations.

What does it cost? well as in all things "Googly": you need to create a "Google Profile" which puts the privacy issue on the table. You can keep it private if you choose. If you desire to be among the #1s in experiencing this feature you can join at Google Labs.

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