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Google+ Beginning to Integrate into Google Places Search Results; Obama Joins Google+; Britney Spears Passed Larry Page as Most Popular on Google+

Google+ : LogoMike 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:


Google+ on Google Places Search Results

Google+ landing page when clicked on Google local search results

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:

Britney Spears on Google+

vs. Page who has 745, 010 followers to his account:

Larry Page on Google+

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.”

On Facebook, Obama’s campaign page has 24 million followers. On Twitter, the campaign page has 11 million followers.

Obama’s Twitter account has existed since before he was elected. But in 2009, he famously admitted never actually having used Twitter himself.

The White House itself maintains accounts on Twitter (2.5 million followers), Facebook (1.2 million followers) and YouTube (160,000 subscribers).

Barack Obama on Google+ page

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