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What does '+1' mean when used as a verb?

By CharlieSpencer ·
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I'm seeing a lot of people using a term I'm unfamiliar with over on the 'Google Plus will change the web' discussion:

I'm confused by comments like:

"Why can't I +1 the story?"
"...why don't you have an +1 button?"
"When is TechRepublic going to add "+1" to its social bookmarking feature? I can "like" a post, but I can't "+1" it yet..."

From the last one, I'm sure this is about a social networking option I'm unfamiliar with. The questions imply the members are looking for something other than the 'Thumbs Up' button located at the beginning of each article. The last one also mentions TR having a social bookmarking feature, something I'm not only unfamiliar with but also don't know how to access.

Yeah, I'm e-networking illiterate. Would someone mind explaining what it means to use the term '+1' as a verb?

Confused in Cackalacky

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Google +

by john.a.wills In reply to What does '+1' mean when ...

I don't know exactly, but it refers to some kind of link in Google +.

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It is from Google+

by .Martin. In reply to What does '+1' mean when ...

essentially the 'like' button on facebook. the '+1' on Google plus does the exact same thing, showing that you 'like' what somebody has posted.

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So they're not seeing the 'Thumbs Up' button?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to It is from Google+

The one at the beginning of each article? Or am I mistakenly when I interpret your answer to mean '+1' does basically the same thing?

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They want a google+ button for TR...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to So they're not seeing the ...

+1 is Google's version of Facebook, Google+'s version of "like", and they want TR to add the button.

They want to tell Google what they like, because they like doing Google's work for Google.

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I assumed it was something I'm unfamiliar with.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to They want a google+ butto ...

Are we talking about something similar to the Facebook and Twitter buttons located beneath the 'Thumbs Up' one? Not using either service, I can't claim to understand what they do either. But that's okay; I at least have something I can relate '+1' too, even it's something else I don't get.


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by AnsuGisalas In reply to I assumed it was somethin ...

Exactly. Me neither - so, me too.

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"Vote (up)".

by seanferd In reply to What does '+1' mean when ...

Yes, neither plus nor one is a verb.

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