by Iain Wilson
Am I missing something here?
Google's nascent +1 facility is similar to the Facebook 'like' but ANYONE can see that you personally have +1'd a page. Doesn't this restrict how much people will use it?
You've maybe seen the +1 icons appearing after each entry on a Google search results page.
The idea is that you can click on the entry and it shows that you 'recommend' that page.
Thing is, it associates your Google public profile with the recommendation and everyone can see that you recommended it.
To quote Google+ Help:
So this is quite different from a Facebook 'like' where it's members of your network community that can see your recommendation. And I'm wondering how much people will use it when they know anyone/everyone can see their recommendations.
Seems to me to be at odds with the general concepts that Google are trying to achieve with the Google+ project.comments powered by Disqus