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Google Gets Social

By - January 30, 2006

Who says Google doesn’t play the tagging, sharing, social search game? Not Google. Today it released a new version of its toolbar that’s very….well…Web 2.0.

From SEW coverage:

Google has enhanced its toolbar for Internet Explorer, introducing several new features that will appeal to regular users of the program.

The new features include enhanced “suggestions” that appear on the fly as you type a query, the ability to add custom buttons to search your favorite sites, the ability to create and save online bookmarks and to share web pages with others.

“One of the areas we wanted to focus on was to empower users more,” said Sundar Pichai, Google group product manager.

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4 thoughts on “Google Gets Social

  1. Brock says:

    Can it really be called Web 2.0 if there’s no Mozilla support?

    j/k. I’m sure it’s coming.

  2. Joe Hunkins says:

    Yes…but odd that Yahoo’s clearly ahead of Google in the 2.0 space yet capitalized at a fraction of Google’s value. I’d like to hear your ideas John about how destabilizing to the big guys 2.0 is going to be over the next 2 years as API and mashup creativity blossom.

  3. Peter Scott says:

    I had to un-install it, because it froze my right mouse button on may Windows XP computer.

  4. Duke says:

    Did anyone else notice that installing Google’s new toolbar automatically, and without asking or noting, removed their Alexa toolbar?

    Also, I installed while using IE. After I rebooted and opened FireFox, the new toolbar automatically installed on FireFox – again without asking.