Google +1: What normal person would ever use it?
Google has launched +1 - a sort of facebook like button for its search results. If you see a result you like, you can hit the +1 button and then Google will reflect that information back in its search results in various ways.
Maybe I'm being stupid but can someone explain when a normal person would ever do this in the course of their usual web browsing / searching activity?
- You run a search. You click a result. It's not what you wanted so you go back. Well, you're not going to +1 it are you?
- You run a search. You click a result. It's interesting and what you wanted. You go and do something else. No +1ing has occurred.
Maybe it's like this:
- You run a search. You click a result. You read a few pages. Out of gratitude you remember to hit the back button or re-run the search and then click the +1 button next to the result.
Who is going to do that? Having a +1 feature on a website I can see - although it's yet another button for the page. Having +1 in the search results? Don't get it.
Update 2: There's a Google group with suggestions for integrating the button into the browser.
Maybe you could +1 this when you've liked it, tweeted it, buzzed it, Digged it, submitted it to Reddit, Stumbled it ....
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