In a bid to compete with Facebook’s widely used “Like” system (look about two inches above this text), Google will be launching their +1 button in a matter of weeks. The news comes from today’s Google I/O conference in San Francisco, two months after the service was first announced. So, what is +1? Watch this helpful video:
+1 will allow web masters to access fuzzy metrics on the users that click that button, but only after enough users have clicked as to obscure any links between actual identities and click data. Users will see recommendations for site in their social circles across numerous Google properties. The list of people you’ll share with is culled from your GMail contacts.
If you want to be notified when +1 is available for your site, sign up for the waiting list at Google +1.
Via Business Insider