Want to tell a friend about a certain search result which you like but don't have the time to fire off an email detailing the exact URL of the aforementioned resource? No problem: Google has got just the solution for such situations, and it involves an experimental feature known simply as… +1. Yes, you read that right. Are you ready to start +1-ing your favourite links?
Do you have a Facebook account? If you do, you should be very familiar with the all-too-famous 'Like' button, which allows a user to share content which they like so with other like-minded Facebook users on a user's Friend list. After all, that is what friends are for, right?
Well, as it turns out, Google does not appear to be very content with letting Facebook dominate the online social networking scene, and has rolled out its own version of what appears to the Facebook's Like feature. The difference? Well, it has a better sounding name to it: +1.
No, we are not making this up. Apparently, +1 is an experimental feature on Google Labs. Like its Facebook counterpart, it allows users to flag various Google search results so that your friends can receive recommendations on content which might be of interest to them. To use the feature, all users need to do is to sign in to their Google account, create a public profile, enable the +1 feature on Google Labs and they are good to start +1-ing their various Google search results.
So now that we have a +1 feature from Google, what could be next? Perhaps Google could create a 'Before Lock and Ban' feature to complement '+1', so that administrators could have easy access to a '+1 Before Lock and Ban' option.
Source: Google Labs