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Google redesigns Google Profiles, getting ready for new social layer?

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

wayne sutton google profile
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.


wayne sutton google profile

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?

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