Saturday, July 2, 2011

Google +1, huh?

Elli asked what Google plus one equaled, if it was like infinity.

"No, it's nothing." I replied, without really thinking about her question, or my answer.

"Ok. Well then what does it mean?" she asked.

"It doesn't mean anything."  I answered, in my typical, tired, frustrated with her random  questions tone.

"What are you talking about, anyway?" I asked.

"Never mind." she replied.

Then I saw all the tweets and stuff about Google +1.

Now I know what she was talking about.

Why did she know about this before me?

Well, technically I did know about it. Sort of. I noticed a weird box with a +1 underneath my posts. I didn't know what it was. And my incredibly inquisitive self ignored it.

I'll admit, I did think "What is that?" for a very brief second, and then I moved on. Not another thought was spent on the +1.

I would make a lousy detective.

So what the hell is  +1?

Now I want to know.

Especially after I saw a bunch of tweets from people saying they had been invited by Google to try it.

I want to be invited too.

I seriously clicked right over to GMail to see if I had an invitation.

Yo, Google people, you can stop laughing. It could happen. SHUT UP.

No invite. (duh.)

So I did what everyone does when they want to figure something out. I Googled it.

And, aha, they (Google) have a video which explains it. Shocking, I know.

Basically, if you like something they (Google) want you to click the +1. It will record all your likes by tracking your +1's. Somewhere. Not sure where. But somewhere.

I don't know. It's a brainy Google invention.

That's it.

Kind of a let down in my opinion.

I think the Google peeps need a tougher assignment. It's called +ME.

I'm looking for a high paying job in SF in advertising or marketing. The +ME app will be similar to LinkedIn. But not really.

By clicking +ME my blog is sent into the blogosphere to all the hiring guru's looking for a mktg/advertising whiz. They (the universe) will instantly see my blog and resume. They will take one look and hire me on the spot.

Which is then celebrated with a +H5 (HIGH FIVE.)

Oh yeah.

Yo, Google. You up for the challenge?

ps. It's highly possible I have the whole +1 thing all wrong. I was only half paying attention to the video. I'm sure we can straighten it out in the comments below. Feel free to leave one if you have more details.


  1. I found this highly educational. I especially like the +H5 which I would giddily +1 if I paid enough attention to be aware of it.
    Does this not sound like Big Brother?

  2. I just clicked the +1 at the bottom of your post to see what would happen. Not sure if I really "get" it either.

  3. I was just asking on Twitter last night what this was. I thought it was more than that - sort of another social network. Sigh. I can't keep up anyway.

    Visiting from TRDC.

  4. I've seen it, but didn't know what it meant either. Thanks for doing the research.

    I like what you added - the +ME, but even better the +H5. I think the +H5 is the winner & we should all have one. Get on it Google!

  5. I've also heard about it on The Twitter, and now i know what it is! I like your idea better, anyway!

  6. Doesn't it also raise you up in the search list? So that's nice. I plused one you. It sounds like I'm inviting you to a party.

  7. Well, thanks to Chris Brogan I got some more info on Google+. It is going to change Social Networking. I have no doubt about that.

    And of course I did apply to be part of the test program.

    Here's Chris's take on what he thinks Google+ will become.


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