Google Test ‘Add to Circles’ in Search
Google Plus is starting to crawl its way across the web, and now its permeated the search results in Google. You may have seen over the last few weeks that when you Google search something, you often see the author of the article displayed, and the webpage that comes up in the search will have a little plus one button beside it, allowing you to share it on your Plus Profile. Now Google are testing something new, something that’s never really been seen across the web, specially on such a large scale. The introduction of circles to Google search will allow users to add authors of articles to their circle’s. This has never been seen before on the web, but could well become the standard for semantic web (web 3.0).
The ability to connect with authors, users, website owners and more, is what makes Google so unique. Facebook wins the war on personal user interactions, there’s no denying that, but Google Plus is aimed at web users in general. By simply searching something you have an interest in, you will get a list of results, many of which will have user profiles attached to them. The new add to circles button will allow you to connect with users with similar interests, who you may not know personally. This could well have the effect of improving the quality of information available on the internet, as users will have to realize that their personality will be attached the any articles they write. Circles in search should be available over the next few weeks to everyone.