Amongst the many things that were talked about at Google’s I/O conference at San Francisco yesterday, was Google’s competitor to the now ubiquitous Facebook “Like” button. Called the Google +1, the product is scheduled to be deployed in the “coming weeks” if we are to believe folks over at Google’s Development team. At yesterday’s conference, all those lucky 5000 attendees did get a chance to play around with the Google +1 button. This was of course apart from the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was distributed for free to ALL those 5000 attendees!
From what we know so far, it is pretty much similar to the like button and would be used to share article on various platforms. One thing that might make Google +1 a tad better option than the simple ‘Like” would be te availability of an analytics suite that will let people graph the stats and view details of the clickthroughs. The stats would be detailed with information such as age, gender and location. The buttons would be available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
As of now, it is expected that Google +1 might debut by the end of this month or by the first week of June 2011. Let’s see how true this one turns out to be.