Over the past few months, myriad sites across the web (including Google News) have adopted the +1 button to help start conversations. But there hasn’t been an easy way for signed-in users to see what news articles your friends are enjoying — until now.Starting today, the Spotlight section will sometimes include articles that your Gmail contacts and people in your Google+ circles have publicly +1’d. You can see their profile pictures and click through to their Google+ profiles, just like on Social Search. And of course you can +1 the stories too, expressing your opinion and optionally sharing with your circles.
Here’s what Spotlight looks like with social annotations:
We hope this change helps you find more great articles to enjoy, and gives more power to your +1s.
By Ann Killion – Photo: The Chronicle Dwight Clark speaks in front of a mural dedicated to the 49ers on April 23, 2017, in San Francisco. For most of the past four decades, it seemed that Dwight Clark had been sprinkled with lucky dust. That he had a golden horseshoe stuck somewhere on his body. Over […]
The former coach and star tight end of the Chicago Bears appeared on Jim Gray’s national radio show ahead of Monday Night Football, Oct. 9 to talk football, protests, and apparently his rudimentary knowledge of American history. Gray even tried to help Ditka out of the hole he dug for himself, citing the social activism of athletes like Muhammed […]
Hold on for some four-letter action by GABRIEL BELL – George Clooney, a charming Kentuckian liquor salesman who is also one of the world’s biggest movies stars, let loose on President Donald Trump (also a liquor salesman), in a pointed interview with the Daily Beast recently, one in which he used a palette of colorful language perhaps […]
by Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) – Public Domain USDA When a judge sends a defendant to the ‘Chicken Farm,’ it’s considered worse than jail by some. There are a lot of reasons to steer clear of industrially-farmed meat. From the filthy, cramped conditions in which animals are kept to the rampant disease and excessive antibiotics used to promote artific […]
The Absurdity of Saying “White Privilege” Written by Teodrose Fikre – I’m reposting this article in light of today’s “celebration” of Columbus Day. Instead of relitigating the past and letting history divide us, how about we go on a real discovery together and start a much needed adult conversation on race. Read the article below with an […] […]