by Brian Solis

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) News seems to be one of the most forward-thinking divisions within the company lately. The team announced that it was socializing news with the introduction of its new Facebook application.

The app allows people to track and read feeds, topics and keywords through a full canvas page. Readers can add notes, share with friends, as well as post stories on your profile.

While we’re all aware that this is an experimentation with news and social networks, I wonder if this experiment is more significant than simply porting news into a new channel.

It is an interesting approach and I would eventually love to see a profile-version of the app.

About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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