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Google Adds +1 Button to Image Search

Google +1 Button finds a new home! The +1 button, was introduced in March as an answer to Facebook’s “Like,” button. Its the equivalent of a Thumbs Up of approval from Google users. Over the summer, +1s have made their way next to news articles, websites and even advertisements. Why images? In Google’s Inside Search […]

Google +1 Button finds a new home!

The +1 button, was introduced in March as an answer to Facebook’s “Like,” button. Its the equivalent of a Thumbs Up of approval from Google users. Over the summer, +1s have made their way next to news articles, websites and even advertisements.

Why images?

In Google’s Inside Search blog, Xiaorui Gan, a software engineer, describes the following: “Let’s say you’re looking to summit Mount Kilimanjaro and want to inspire a few of your climbing buddies to join you. You search for [mount kilimanjaro summit] and switch to Images mode to find rows and rows of photos testifying that this peak can indeed be conquered. By hovering over one of the images, you can quickly recommend this photo to your friends by clicking the +1 button.”

What do you think of the new Google +1 image feature?