Google +1

I was going to do a post about Google’s +1 but anyone who cares probably already knows what it is and how it works. The rest of you… just click the little button below each post if you like it. That will make that post more like to show up in relevant Google search results. Just click the fucking button.

11 thoughts on “Google +1

  1. Are you aware of how much time –and emotional energy– you’ve invested in convincing me I’m wrong about this? You, on the other hand, are going to become a wildly successful Media Consultant. Now back to work.

  2. Yes! Exactly! I am SO glad to have my Fuck You money in the bank, with no pressure to understand and follow every trend. While I browse leisurely through The Great Digital Costco, you pups are contestants in one of those “how much can you get in your shopping cart in 3 minuttes” contests. GO!

  3. agreed. Google can’t seem to get it’s mind around social. There needs to be Google Reader integration to +1 and get rid of some of the ways things are shared/liked/etc in Reader. Google is letting us help it’s search algorithm by doing the +1 on posts we like. What do we get in return? Nada. Unless you really like a person and want their Google Juice to rise.

  4. You don’t have to follow any rules to add a Like button to your site. All you’re doing is adding a button that makes it very easy for people to share your post with their friends on Facebook. You don’t even have to be a Facebook member.

    If your philosophical decision is based on the fact that you don’t want to make it easy for people to take your stuff back into the walled garden where they live with their friends, that’s a different matter. I’d call it willful obstinacy, but I’m still a few years away from AARP membership.

  5. Upon further reflection, here’s the problem with Google +1, I think:

    If I want to show something to my friends, I like it on Facebook, where my friends are.

    If I want to show something to my followers, I share it on Twitter, where people have chosen to follow me.

    If I want to — what? share something with the whole world, but no one in particular? — I Google+1 it. But why would I do that? Maybe to self-promote.

    If something’s worth sharing, it’s worth sharing with particular people. And Google doesn’t give me a way to do that. (Buzz, etc., don’t count, since nobody’s using those services.)

  6. According to the AARP by-laws, I’m required to be “willfully obstinate” at least 3 times in a 24 hour period. I gave some thought to this and decided it is a philosophical thing for me. I know that Facebook is where much of the world is gathering. I know that you can come and go at will. But Facebook is still a walled garden and there are rules that one must follow while there. I’m not a walls kind of guy. I like the open range. I want google to crawl my site (but not my ass). I know that Facebook is in your capable hands. Good night, and good luck.

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