<< by Tad Miller on January 29th, 2010
Back in October, 2009 I wrote “Why Your Company Needs a Google Profile” after Google released it’s Beta Version of Google Social Search.
With Social Search, Google finds relevant public content from your friends and contacts and highlights it for you at the bottom of your search results.
The way we do it is by building a social circle of your friends and contacts using the connections linked from your public Google profile, such as the people you’re following on Twitter or FriendFeed. The results are specific to you, so you need to be signed in to your Google Account to use Social Search. If you use Gmail, we’ll also include your chat buddies and contacts in your friends, family, and coworkers groups. And if you use Google Reader, we’ll include some websites from your subscriptions as part of your social search results.