iGoogle lets you stay social

New social features on iGoogle lets you share information and interact with friends

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iGoogle lets you stay social New social features on iGoogle lets you share information and interact with friends.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  August 16, 2009

Google has injected its iGoogle page with new social collaboration features that’ll see users share information and interact with friends.

Launched in 2005, iGoogle allows people to easily personalise their Google experience with preferred information from the web such as news, videos, email, weather reports, etc. Now Google has introduced nineteen new ‘social gadgets’ that lets users share information, play games and interact with their ‘friends’ through a Friend Group list that users can easily add or edit contacts into.

“The Google homepage has always been a place that connects people to information, and we're excited to now also be a place that connects people to each other,” a post on Google’s official blog explains.

“Your friends are able to see what you share or do in your social gadgets either by having the same gadgets on their homepages, or through a new feed called Updates. Updates can include your recently shared photo albums, your favorite comics strips, your travel plans for the weekend and more” it added.

If developers wish to add to the code.google.com/igoogle – for more information.

With basic, yet similar, functionality comparable to Facebook and other social networking favourites, iGoogle’s social features are optional and can be disabled on a ‘gadget-to-gadget’ basis.

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