Google +1 Leaked Image Shows Social Networking
Just days after sources said Google's upcoming social networking tool would be called Google +1, someone has found images of it in action.
TechCrunch posted the alleged screenshot of Google +1 , and not surprisingly it's nearly indistinguishable from a regular Google search page. Sources have indicated that Google +1 will not be an entire site so much as a toolbar or widget that will allow users to share and promote things while they browse the Internet. This image, specifically the top-right corner supports that rumor.
The image clearly shows a "Share" button that lets users share content with others, but without seeing the menu, it's impossible to tell what methods Google +1 will use. There's also a not-so-subtle, red "CONFIDENTIAL!" next to it.
In this context, Google +1 will likely be more like StumbleUpon than Facebook, where users can simply share links and images with other people without jumping away from the browser tab they're currently using. The image also shows a numerical count, but it's not clear if this represents the number of links shared, the number of friends, the number of people who have shared the same thing or some other metric.
Google has already confirmed that it is working on "incorporating social elements" into Google, but declined to comment on the image.