Google Rolls Out ‘+1’ Button for Websites, Hopes You’ll ‘Like’ It

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Google’s “+1” initiative, announced in late March, is finally ready for its big debut on sites across the web. Similar to Facebook’s “Like” button, +1 will live on some of the websites you frequent and you’ll be able to click it to recommend whatever you find interesting to others.

Per Google:

“+1 is as simple on the rest of the web as it is on Google search. With a single click you can recommend that raincoat, news article or favorite sci-fi movie to friends, contacts and the rest of the world. The next time your connections search, they could see your +1’s directly in their search results, helping them find your recommendations when they’re most useful.”

If you want to use +1, simply click a +1 button when you first come across one and anything you +1 from that day forward will appear in a +1 tab that lives inside your Google profile. As Google specifies, “While your +1’s are public, the +1’s tab on your Google profile is viewable only to you unless you specify otherwise.” You can delete +1’s, too.

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