Google has finally launched (in Beta) it’s ambitious answer to full social graph and search integration and they have called it Google+!
Don’t be fooled for a minute that this is just another social network set to keep up with Facebook and Twitter, it’s not. Google has always had the ability to see far enough ahead to pre-empt the next trend and take advantage of what’s happening now to make sure it’s search engine (the primary focus of all things Google) is always at the forefront of search.
Ultimately Google+ and +1 are addons to the search giants engine, incorporating social graph even further into it’s already formidable monopoly of search on the internet. There is a reason why Google is used as both a noun and a verb and is now listed in the latest dictionaries as a word in common use. Google’s motivations have less to do with competing against Facebook and tons more to do with enhancing search and making sure it stays at the top of the world data banks.
Google+ will be able to bring our entire online ‘life’ to our fingertips as we monitor our daily life using apps, smart phones, tablets, laptops and more. In any instant we will be able to check our emails, notifications, and webstats from the same account from this point on everything is integrated.
AND most interesting of all, ALL of it will be used to shape our search preferences using all the billions of bytes of information we are putting into Google’s hands – in other words the new world of the semantic web or Web 3.0 is here. Coupled with the new quantum computers without knowing it this morning you have woken up to a brand new world!
- Google Plus Project – Web 3.0 May Be Around the Corner (webdesignfromscratch.com)
- Adding Vanity URL for Your Google+ Web Page (edutekadvisor.typepad.com)
- Social Graph Overlap After A Week With Google+ (one.valeski.org)