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Google Launching +1 For Websites Tomorrow

by Emily Price | May 31, 2011May 31, 2011 7:00 pm PDT

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to +1 a post on some of your favorite websites. Google plans to make the official announcement tomorrow; however, a PR company accidentally leaked bit of the details about its upcoming +1 for websites functionality earlier this evening to TechCrunch.

The feature will allow any website to add a +1 button to its site so readers can “+1” any content they enjoy. +1 was actually the topic of one of our TechnoBuffalo Defines posts earlier this year, and works essentially the same way as pressing the “Like” button on Facebook; however, your +1 is distributed through Google Search rather than on your Facebook wall.

Why would anyone want to do that?

The basic idea of +1 is that it will bring your friends opinions into your web searches. If I’m looking for a recipe for chili and see Noah gave a +1 to a particular site’s recipe, I might be more likely to click on that link as opposed to any of the others that pop up in a search. +1 lets you give recommendations, without necessarily having to be asked for them.

What do you think about Google’s +1? Will you use it? Is it a feature you would like to see us add to TechnoBuffalo?

[via TechCrunch]

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...