Obviously I have enormous amounts of stuff to get ready for the weekend and weeks ahead, just as obviously I’m suddenly shattered and in pain from the run yesterday, and now coming down to earth with a bump after a lovely morning with my #MumsOnThree posse (great to meet you all!) and fantastic lunch courtesy of Three and their On the Go Mums campaign. So instead of even spending time making a list, I’ve done some page editing and then fiddled with my AddThis plugin, upgrading it and tweaking the options on show.
I’ve gone for the Google +1 button. I considered this carefully as I’ve heard rumours it can adversely affect technorati rankings. Given that my technorati ratings have suddenly dropped to 25% of their previous average, I don’t think I need to worry about that too much (what is *with* that??) and as I think the future of the search is increasingly going to be social, I thought I’d give it a whirl.
I had a read around and a chat on twitter as well, as you do, and had this article on the button recommended to me too. I liked it so much that I activated my google profile to +1 it. Which leads me to wonder who is going to go through that – will it be bloggers? On some levels we are early adopters of a lot of this stuff, particularly in the social media arena, but in this case, you have to have a public profile that shows who you are and what you’ve liked. I opted out of having google customise my content and search results based on my recommendations, and I wonder if that will counterbalance the whole thing, and whether it will end up being a complete flop.
Only one way to find out though, and that’s by giving it a go. Would love to hear your thoughts in the usual place. Or places. And if you think the article is interesting, do feel free to share or +1 it 😀