Google +1 button for websites launching today?
Googleâ€™s imminent launch of its +1 button for websites â€“ expanding the current implementation in its own search results â€“ has been leaked, with a partner company spilling details ahead of the serviceâ€™s expected debut today. Clearspring perhaps unwisely told TechCrunch all about +1 prior to Google slapping an embargo on things, describing the news as â€œthe new Google +1 button for websites that theyâ€™ll be unveiling shortly.â€
+1 allows surfers to flag up content they approve of, and that content is then recommended to your friends and other connections. Initially its been limited to search results on Googleâ€™s own pages, but the idea has always been to promote it as an alternative to the Facebook â€œLikeâ€ button. Whatâ€™s been unclear so far is when, exactly, that promotion would take place.
With Clearspringâ€™s gaffe, however, and TechCrunch confirming that they were all set to be under Google embargo until later today, it seems the +1 spread is almost upon us. Whether Google can supplant the â€œLikeâ€button remains to be seen, but given its dominance in search we wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see it springing up alongside Facebookâ€™s sharing tool across sites very soon.
original content by slashgear.com