Google Rolls Out +1 Button, Twitter Rolls Out Follow Button and Firefox Add-on
Article by George Norman
On 02 Jun 2011
Google announced yesterday that its +1 button, the one that started rolling out to users back in March and allows users to recommend content they like among Google search results, has been released to websites. This means the +1 button will show up on various sites around the web and on several Google properties, including the Android Market, Blogger, and YouTube.

“+1 is as simple on the rest of the web as it is on Google search,” explained Evan Gilbert, Software Engineer, +1 Button. “With a single click you can recommend that raincoat, news article or favorite sci-fi movie to friends, contacts and the rest of the world. The next time your connections search, they could see your +1’s directly in their search results, helping them find your recommendations when they’re most useful.”

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Moving on, popular social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter announced that it released a Follow Button for websites. If you go to IMDb for example to read up on Jennifer Lopez, you can click the Follow Button and start following the Latin celebrity on Twitter. As Twitter explained, the Follow button is now featured on more than 50 sites across the web. Thanks to the button Twitter users can easily discover the Twitter accounts of famous reporters, athletes, celebrities, and other personalities.

Expect the Twitter button to be added to various other sites in the future. As Twitter explained, “adding the Follow Button to your website and using Twitter to stay connected with your audience is a powerful combination” and “adding the follow button to your website is quick and easy.”

Twitter has also released the Twitter Address Bar Search add-on that lets users discover richer and more relevant Twitter search results from the browser’s Awesome Bar. Thanks to the add-on, users can search for #hashtags and @usernames by entering the searches directly into the Firefox Awesome Bar. And speaking of searching, Twitter also said it’s rolling out a completely new version of Twitter search, a new version that delivers more relevant Tweets and delivers related photos and videos on the results page.



Tags: Google, +1 Button, Twitter, Follow Button, Mozilla, Firefox, Add-on
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