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 Lloyd Alter – In Canada, there is a race to find a new leader for the Conservative Party, held by Prime Minister Stephen Harper until his loss to Justin Trudeau in the last election. One of the candidates, Dr. Kellie Leitch, is running a Trump-style populist campaign, which of course means bashing the urban elites. […]
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