Google Introducing the +1 Button

Google is planning to launch new like button for Google search and Blogs. Though it’s not finalized when this button will be launched and will it be closed beta release or public release. You wonder why Google needs to launch another button for blogs when they already have Google buzz button feature. More or less, I started feeling that Google is releasing such products to be in competition. Not to forget, Google like button (+1) is being marked as a competition to Facebook like button.

The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.” Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1′s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.

+1′s: How to +1 something Print
To +1 something, all you have to do is click the +1 button . When you +1:

* The +1 button will turn blue , and you’ll see a message box confirming your +1.
* Your +1′s will be automatically added to the +1′s tab in your profile and will be viewable across the Web. While your +1’s are public, the +1’s tab on your Google profile is viewable only to you unless you specify otherwise.

See +1′s
Sometimes it’s easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when someone you know already found it. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.

The next time you’re trying to remember that bed and breakfast your buddy was raving about, or find a great charity to support, a +1 could help you out. Just make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account.

Show +1′s
In order to +1 things, you first need a public Google profile. This helps people see who recommended that tasty recipe or great campsite. When you create a profile, it’s visible to anyone and connections with your email address can easily find it.

Your +1’s are stored in a new tab on your Google profile. You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.

Profile privacy and security: Show or hide your profile tabs
The About tab in your profile is public. You can choose which other tabs in your profile also appear publicly. For example, you might decide to show your +1′s tab, but hide your PicasaWeb tab.

To change your tab settings:

1. Sign in to your Google profile.
2. Click Edit profile.
3. Click the tab you’d like to edit.
4. Choose the appropriate tab visibility setting.
5. Click Save.

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