As what exactly the Google +1 Button does continues to mystify some users, security researcher Ashkan Soltani and Brian Kennish, former Googler and the mind behind Facebook Disconnect, have decided to kill two buttons with one browser extension, creating Like +1.
Unlike the +Like extension, which allowed you to Facebook Like Google search results, Like +1 turns all offsite Like Buttons into hybrid Like+1 Buttons, allowing you to consolidate some of your social button clicking behavior into one click, so you can simultaneously +1 something while you also Like it.
In addition to saving you the exertion of clicking two different buttons and letting you view your Facebook Liking behavior on your Google profile, the extension saves all your Like+1 activity locally. So if you ever want to export a Facebook independent record of your Liking, or +1ing you’re good.
Like +1, compatible with Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari courtesy of WebMynd, is great news for people who are suffering from button fatigue. Now you’ll only have to do 50% of the work and actually get to see the fruits of your labor in your Facebook feed.
“The web has too many buttons,” Kennish says. Yeah, just look at the top of this post.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...