Another Google-centered post but really this is really about SHARING. I haven't tried "Social Search" but I watched the YouTube intro of it and it looks cool. Seems like when you are signed in to your google account and search for something you get a little more info within the results. Not only do you get the great search results that google normailly provides but you also get related post by people you've "friended" on other social websites.
Facebook is putting up a fuss because they haven't given permission to google for using the "public" data that people have on their website. Facebook also wants people to look at some of google's features as a breech of privacy. You could imagine that google wants to encourage users to visit websites affiliated with themselves but other sites (i.e. twitter and facebook) will also receive traffic as well. This to me is a good example of "Social Sharing".
I'm assuming that only info available to "everyone" will be the info that's shown in google's new feature. If you search "bikes" then a blog written by your "friend" about bikes will come up. That's cool! This will help promote and share the wealth when it comes to social actions online. I'm not sure that AskEachOther has made the cut yet for google "Social Search" but our "Social Actions" feature is another good example of social sharing. If you you want me to subscribe to your Blogger account and I would like you to subscribe to my YouTube channel we can exchange "Social Actions" via AskEachOther. Word is bond in this situation but if someone doesn't follow through on their end you can give them a thumbs down which will let others know the attempt at exchanging social favors failed.
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