Google's Social Network To Be Called Google +1?
It wasn't much of a surprise to hear that Google was considering calling its upcoming social network Google Me. What's more surprising is that the name is apparently changing frequently inside Google and the current leader is Google +1.
TechCrunch sources indicate that Google +1, or Google Plus One, is a favorite on Google campus and just might become the official name of the company's social offering.
It seems the internal codename for the project was Emerald Sea, but it has been confirmed that will not be the final name.
Google's social network would not operate similar to current networks. Instead the company is conceptualizing it as a toolbar in the browser that can perform the same functions as a social network, but while the user is still doing other things and viewing other sites.
The project has become a major priority at the search giant, so much so that sources also say Google co-founder Sergey Brin is heavily involved in its development. The project is also in "lockdown," meaning it could be near release.
There's still a chance that Google +1 won't be the final name, though. Reports indicate that other names are being considered, including @Google (using the @reply syntax popularized by Twitter).