Archive for October 5, 2009

Where does Google Social Search Fit In

Google’s New Social Search Experiment; Still Waiting?

I have been following the buzz about the possibility and then probability of Google unveiling it’s new social search function with interest, so it made sense that I was going to sign up for it and take a peek.  My curiosity was mighty peeked, but I also felt a measure of satisfaction.  I knew that eventually those Google Profiles that I so carefully have been building for all our clients would come into handy. It only made sense to me, even a year or more ago, that if Google offered you a chance to build something, like a profile, and you could add links to other places that “you” existed online, then Goggle would eventually do something with that information.

I decided to sign in as my own true self as my litmus test for any new service, site or function, was to see how it reacted to the online adoption community.  After over ten years of being entrenched in this community, I know who the key players are. I know who is an early adopter, no pun intended, of technology and internet trends. I know, that as a community on the whole, we really have effortlessly moved on as social media grew into what it is today. So I signed in as FauxClaud, joined the Google Social Search Experiment,  and put in a search that I have seen enough to know how it was different; I searched for “adoptee rights”. Read more