Google+ Socializes Search Results

If you are using Google+ for quite some time, you are aware of the fact that whenever you search for something on it, you can comment on a current post or share an item that you have searched. It was the only way to communicate with a certain phrase or issue that you were interested in. But the things have changed now.

The team at Google+ announced a new feature that allows users to start a conversation straight from search results. For instance, if a user search on #StopSOPA, he/she will receive a box to begin a new conversation, concerning the topic and also the search result will be tagged in their post.

The Google+ team explains the new tool in the following words:

Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets you share directly from Google+ search results, and contribute to a topical Google+ stream. For example, if you search for basketball and then want to make a post about how your favorite team or player is doing, you can share right from the search results.

Just look for the sharebox after searching on Google+, and you’ll see an opportunity to “join the discussion” about whatever you’ve searched for.

When you post from the search results page, it automatically includes a link back to the original search stream. This way others can join the active conversation as it unfolds.

Allowing users to start conversation direct from the search results will help taking pressure off of them. Bringing all of the data together is a good move from the search giant as this makes things appear more social. Moreover, it also results in improving the cohesiveness of posts and trends. Google+ has usually met with a criticism that users feel alone if they don’t have many friends on the service to talk with. Such moves will help clarifying such criticism.

This new feature will surely be a part of Google’s main search engine some time later in the future. One can only +1 a search result at the moment and can’t be prompted to comment or discuss it. Announcing the feature on ‘Search Plus Your World’ would certainly open an endless stream of debate and certainly a good number of new clicks for those listings will get high rank on the search engine.

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