Google is working on their next soiree into the social space. First there was orkut, or what? orkut, yes and in fact Orkut is still there. Then there was Google Buzz, just buzzing along. Now the newest instance of Google’s attempt at social networking was originally thought to be called Google.me, then Emerald Sea and now Google +1
Legendary Tech Scoopologist, MG Siegler, and Techcrunch obtained screenshots of what is believed to be the start of Google +1. Techcrunch reported earlier that we would most likely see Google +1 as a tool bar that comes at the top of whatever Google app you are using be it, GMail, news, reader etc. The screenshot shows a number counter on the right, along with a share button, on the left in line with the rest of the Google apps is the word “loop”. Loop is Google’s version of Groups.
Google +1 is supposed to launch in the 1st part of 2011. Tech Crunch received this statement back from Google: “We’re always experimenting with new ways to improve our products, and we have already confirmed that we are focused on incorporating social elements across Google. But we have nothing new to announce at this time.”