Just days after Google struck a deal with Twitter to integrate tweets into its search results, the search engine giant has announced a new Google Labs experiment called Google Social Search, designed to help users find content online from a variety of different social networks.
According to the official Google blog, Social Search helps users find relevant public content from a broader social circle.
“All the information that appears as part of Google Social Search is published publicly on the web…what we’ve done is surface that content together in one single place to make your results more relevant,” Google said in a blog post.
The social search pulls in information from Google services like Gmail and Reader, as well as social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
Users will be able to enable social search through the Google Labs section of the website, and they will need to be logged in to their Google Profile, an online reputation management tool.
“These social results will include relevant websites, blogs, status updates, and other publicly-available content from your online friends and contacts,” Google said in a blog post.
Google stressed that private information will not be made public via Social Search.
Click here to find out more about Google Social Search.
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