Lorel - 1:34 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
I agree...but a very, VERY, VEEEEERY bad move on Google's part if they try to herd us to G+. People are not using facebook like they used to, yet we are being force fed all these social apps and junk we're supposed to add to our sites in order to "fit in" and rank high from our "social interaction". That model doesn't fit every business.
I don't like this either, however Google has started using Rel=author plus Google+ to confirm who is the true author of articles. Seems like a good way to beat the scrapers to me.