Google Profiles got its start as a way to centralize users' settings and self-descriptions. Now Google has now flipped a switch to let search engines discover people's profiles, giving the service a much greater social component.
Before, profiles were effectively invisible to search engines, but last week, the company changed that setting, as ZDNet blogger and iQmetrix programmer Garett Rogers noticed. And Google clearly wants people's profiles to be noticed.
"The more information you provide, the easier it will be for friends to find you," Google says on the page, where people can enter profile information … Read more