Now to the second part of the heading, Google is definitely getting more social. Google Friend Connect has been out for a while now, yesterday Google announced a new social bar and a new social web blog. This can be placed at the top or bottom of your page and will basically allow visitors to interact with each other. For more details check out the video below. I think this is going to be big for Google. People are getting tired of being social on just a handful of sites that, for the most part, remain very static and have very little customization. Also, similar people look at similar websites, this will allow people to socially connect easier. Great work Google.