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Google Gets Social With "Shared Stuff" engine
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Without a fanfare, Google Tries out "Shared Stuff"
Clicking the Share button summons a pop-up that offers three choices: Share, Email and More. The Share section lets you add the Web page to your "My Shared Stuff page" and make it "publicly visible". You can also add a comment. The More button provides "More ways to share this page" including Facebook, Furl, Delicious and Reddit. Google Shared Stuff [ blogs.guardian.co.uk]
What do you think of it?
This feature on Facebook works quite nicely - I have a little browser extension that I use all the time to share stuff with my friends.
But without knowing our "social graph" via a social network with critical mass (unless you are Brazilian), I'm not sure how useful its going to be.
Why would I expect my friends to go to a special shared stuff page on Google, when the same functionality is already in place and integrated with sorts of other stuff on Facebook?
Google has sort of dropped the ball on community stuff in general - rolling out cool community features is not going to help, if you don't have the community to leverage it.
Oh. This feature makes a bit more sense based on what was just reported on TechCrunch. trooper27
That is something that was expected to happen. It was just a matter of time for its implementation.