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Announced in Google+ today from Google employee Timothy Jordan and reshared from Google employee and friend Louis Gray the new +1 extension for Google Chrome. You can download it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jgoepmocgafhnchmokaimcmlojpnlkhp
Also this is just phase one of the +1 button as stated in the google+ post by Timothy. “It doesn’t yet have the ability to share to Google+, but we’ll automatically update it over time after you install it. So be on the lookout for new +1-tastic features in the future”
I’ve installed it and will be +1 various sites now easier using the Google Chrome extension. Note it also rumored that Google may be changing their search algorithm based off the usage of the +1 button.
What other features would you like to see the +1 button have?
If you didn’t know Google I/O 2011 just ended and Google made a lot announcements. Google revealed everything from updates to the Chrome Web store to the release of the new Chromebook. In case you missed any of the news here’s a list of what Google announced at Google I/O 2011.
- Chrome Web Store Available Worldwide
- Google Music
- Google TV’s Getting More Apps
- A New Version of Honeycomb
- Updated Android OS: Ice Cream Sandwich
- Google Movies for Android
- Android@Home framework
- Google Task API
- Angry Birds on the web
- Google Places API open access
- Google Opens Places API to the Public
Did I miss anything?
What Google I/O announcement are you looking forward to the most?
This is just cool. Google I/O starts tomorrow and Google created an awesome countdown clock, along with the Android logo holding a QR Code sign that will take you to the Google I/O Android App or app site page.
To capture the awesomeness I recorded a screencast of the Google I/O page.
Scanning the QR Code with an iPhone took you to the Google I/O Android app page
Wish I going to Google I/O … maybe next year! Are you?
Is google finally getting ready to launch +1 aka their new social layer? It seems that way as Google Profiles just got a new face lift. Take a look
More about Google Profiles at the Google Operating System blog.
Google Profiles has a new user interface that emphasizes the profile photo, includes many new sections and uses encrypted connections. You can now click on a section of your profile to edit it, add “10 words that describe you best”, bragging rights, relationship information, structured information about your education and employment, a scrapbook with your favorite photos.
The new Google profile interface reminds me of a clean version of Facebook and freiendfeed with a little twitter. On your Google profile you can also choose to have your Google Buzz information shown.
Update from Google Social Web Blog
We think this new design helps highlight the information that’s most important to you, making it easier for people who visit your profile to get to know you. As the new layout gradually rolls out, current users of Google Profiles will notice that their existing profile will automatically update to the new style. To update and add to your profile, simply click on the new “Edit Profile” button.
Because Google Profiles are designed to be public pages on the web, used to help connect and find real people, we’ll be asking people to provide the name they are commonly referred to in the real world. We recently outlined how we think about the different modes of online interaction across our products.
While profiles work well for individuals, we’ll continue to work on new ways for businesses to engage with their customers, so stay tuned for updates.
What do you think about the new Google Profiles? Is Google about to launch their new social layer +1l?
More Google search algorithm changes announced from Google today. This time its about finding more high-quality sites from search results as the search engine war vs content farms continues. They also mention what roll the Google Chrome Personal Blocklist Chrome extension played in making changes to the search algorithm. Here’s an excerpt from Google’s official blog.
It’s worth noting that this update does not rely on the feedback we’ve received from the Personal Blocklist Chrome extension, which we launched last week. However, we did compare the Blocklist data we gathered with the sites identified by our algorithm, and we were very pleased that the preferences our users expressed by using the extension are well represented. If you take the top several dozen or so most-blocked domains from the Chrome extension, then this algorithmic change addresses 84% of them, which is strong independent confirmation of the user benefits.
So, we’re very excited about this new ranking improvement because we believe it’s a big step in the right direction of helping people find ever higher quality in our results. We’ve been tackling these issues for more than a year, and working on this specific change for the past few months. And we’re working on many more updates that we believe will substantially improve the quality of the pages in our results.