<< by Justin Champion on June 2nd, 2011
We’ve all seen Google’s +1 button floating around the web allowing signed-in Google users to recommend content that they deem useful and share it with their friends and contacts. And up until yesterday the +1 button was only offered on search results pages, but now Google has taken the social plunge even further and offers the +1 button to web pages.
With the +1 button’s new accessibility, users can suggest a page while they are still on it. It definitely makes sense — how do you know you want to promote a page if you have not seen it yet?
For example, when I heard that Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement from the NBA via Twitter yesterday, I needed to learn more.
After performing the search query “shaq announces retirement via twitter,” I was brought up with a list of stories covering the event: