The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ ToolBy: Chris Crum - December 18, 2012
Earlier this year, Google acquired Meebo, which let users “create an interest profile to get new and timely information about the things that matter most” to them. The company’s other products shut down, but its flagship Meebo Bar stuck around. Here’s what it looked like before:
It looks like the bar has been Google+ified. Here’s what it looks like now:
TheNextWeb points to the bar in action on TVGuide.com (as first spotted by #googleplusupdate on Google+), where it will surface the user’s Google profile and allow for +1ing and sharing to Google+. Users can hide the bar by clicking the arrows on the right side.
When you click “what’s this?” on the left side, it takes you to a page about the Meebo bar. The Meebo support FAQ page says:
We haven’t seen any announcements about the product from Google, but perhaps we will see one soon. As Google moves to get more brands using Google+ more, it seems likely that they’ll be pushing this to publishers more.