Monday, October 26, 2009

Google Social Search

google social search am beispiel @isarrundeImage by metaroll via Flickr

Google is always experimenting with new features aimed at improving the search experience. Today, the Google Labs experiment Social Search which was announced last week has been made available. Google Social Search helps you find more relevant public content from your broader social circle -
Sign in to Google and do a search. If there's relevant web content written by people in your social circle, it will automatically show up at the bottom of your search results under a section called "Results from people in your social circle."
To learn more about how Social Search works behind the scenes, including the choices and control you have over the content you see and share, read the help center article or watch the below videos.

I'm disappointed that Facebook aren't featured considering the amount of friends that interact through the social network but we must not question this decision. It's clear that there is a impass between the two companies and the open web needs to overcome this hurdle to progress. I understand the reasons because Facebook want to control the information and activity shared within the social network. If they hand over the keys to Google then with the walls down how will that affect the foundations they're building?! Let me know what you think about Social Search, does it present any value or does the experimental feature need to be fine tuned..

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