Monday, November 2, 2009

Google Social Search

Most people on the web today make social connections and publish web content in many different ways, including blogs, status updates and tweets. Google Social Search helps you find more relevant public content from your broader social circle. The way google does is by building a social circle of your friends and contacts using the connections linked from your public Google profile, such as the people you're following on Twitter or FriendFeed. The results are specific to you, so you need to be signed in to your Google Account to use Social Search. If you use Gmail, it'll also include your chat buddies and contacts in your friends, family, and coworkers groups.

From the laymen point of view, Google Social Search pulls out relevant content created by the people in your online social circle and includes them into your search result.

The people that make up your social circle include the social sites you join (like Twitter and FriendFeed) and your gmail and Google contact groups. Therefore, to make the social search work, you have to be logged in to your gmail account.

Catch the videos below for the full details.

You’ll need to be part of the experiment before you can try it. Click here to start with this new search function.



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