It's a big day for Google, what with the announcement that Kansas City (not that Kansas City, but the other one that's actually in Kansas) has been selected to be the lucky town to get wired up with Google Fiber — but that's not all they've gone public with today. Their “+1″ project, which has been the subject of conjecture for months, was finally unveiled as well.
Google didn't exactly surprise anyone by announcing +1, but they did throw plenty of people for a loop. +1 isn't what most people expected it to be; it's technically social, but it's not social like a social network. The phrase “plus one” has nothing to do with dining out or going to parties. Google Profiles did not suddenly gain any sort of hyper-social layer. No, its name is actually more literal than even those examples, because all +1 is, is a tiny little box that says “+1″ next to search results.
Basically, +1 is a “Like” button for Google Search.
The idea behind +1 is that while you're searching, you can “+1″ results that you want to vouch for (or just plain love). When your friends go searching for something related that brings up those results, they'll be able to see that you've “+1'd” them. There will also be a tab added to your Google Profile just for +1, so you can see all your recommendations (and delete them).Continue reading Google +1 finally unveiled, probably not what you expected it to beGoogle +1 finally unveiled, probably not what you expected it to be
Fuente: Download Squad