Mike Blumenthal today posted about a new addition to Google Places Search results, “a Google Plus Page icon next to a Places search result,” which was showed up when a query for “transmission servicing lexington ky” was executed.
The grey icon, when clicked, the user is taken to the following Google+ only results page.
The surprising thing about the above listing is that the link goes directly to a personal account, not an actual Google+ page.
Blumenthal also shared the syntax of the url:
In other, Google Plus new, Britney Spears has passed Larry Page to be the most followed person on the service.
Until now, the most popular people on Google+ have been technology celebrities, in particular first Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then Google CEO Larry Page.
Spears currently has 745,833 followers to her account on Google Plus:
vs. Page who has 745, 010 followers to his account:
Also, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has opened an account on Google+.
“Not Yet Verified, But Yes, Real.” — As, the Steve Grove, head of community partnerships for Google+ has welcomed the account, so it’s “probably legit.”
Obama’s Twitter account has existed since before he was elected. But in 2009, he famously admitted never actually having used Twitter himself.