Pocket-lint has taken the plunge and added Google's +1 button to the site. But what exactly is it? 

Well without making too many references to Facebook's 'Like' offering, it is essentially a way for you to let people know about something cool you have discovered on the interwebs. 

Google describes it as: "Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search."

The idea is that searches now also show how many people have +1ed a site, allowing you to judge from friends or others opinion whether you think it is worth a read or not. Once you have logged into your Google account, any contact's +1's will appear on searches, this makes it easier for you to share websites and interesting content.

To get +1 on the go you will need to create a Google profile. Then that which you have clicked +1 on will be stored on your profile, kept private or shown to the public, its up to you.

Still don't quite get it? Check out Google's instructional video below...and get yourself +1ing! 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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