Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google (GOOG) Adds Social Button to Search Results

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced on its blog that it's about to add what they're calling its "+1" button, which will be used in a similar fashion as the "Like" button Facebook employs with its users.

The purpose of the button is for users to be able to share search links they found helpful with their friends.

When users perform a Google search, results in the near future will have the +1 button appear along side the corresponding links, which they can then recommend to their friends in Gmail chat and "My Contacts" group.

The button will also work with advertisements on the search results page.

Google closed Wednesday at $581.84, up $0.11, or 0.02 percent.

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