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As if Google hasn’t launched enough stuff already today, the company has just announced the Google+ share button.

This new tool can be embedded on your website or blog and will allow you and your visitors to easily share content from anywhere on the web directly to Google+.

This new button is distinct from the +1 button, which at this point seems like a drop in the proverbial bucket that is the larger Google+ social system.


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The Google+ share button is the same kind of button most of us content creators already use for Facebook and Twitter sharing. The thing that makes the Google+ share button (and Google+ itself) so different is that you can click to share multiple times with a variety of people and audiences.

Here’s what the Google+ share button will look like before you click on it:

As you can see, there’s a share count along with some highlighted friends who have already shared the same page. Once you click the button, you’ll be able to specify how you want your share to go down. You can share the same page multiple times, if you like.

Interested parties can go grab the code right now.

The bigger question is, after getting quite excited about and making large investments in Google Buzz (may it rest in peace), will publishers be as quick to jump on the Google+ bandwagon? Remember, the now-extinct Google Buzz share button came onto the scene a mere two years ago.

Still, VentureBeat’s Devindra Hardawar sees significant differences between the Buzz of yore and the Google+ of now. “The company opted to make everything about Google+ opt-in — from activating the service, to adding friends — so users won’t be surprised to find a new service in their inbox like they were with Buzz,” he wrote in a post last summer. “And unlike Wave, it’s much clearer what Plus is offering to users (and even if you don’t quite get it, you can still use it to share pictures and do group video chats).”

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