Google's official blog announced the launch of the beta version for its Social Search. The effect of this will be that now on all web and image searches will have results from blogs/reviews/public images uploaded by your friends and social contacts.
The image results are displayed under the heading 'Results from your social circle'. These pictures are the ones that are publicly published by your social contacts on the photo-sharing sites on the web like Picasa, Flickr etc. In beta you'll also find two new links as 'My social circle' and 'My social content'. The first option provides the user with the extended network of online social contacts and the details about the way that particular user is connected in that network.
While the second option of 'My social content' produces the published content pages of the online contacts in the social circle. This initiative by Google allows the user with a better social connectivity on the web thereby improving the search results of Google as an effective search engine.
At the end of year 2009, Google had launched its social search experiment to make the user search experience more personal and relevant in terms of the web content coming from the friends and other online contacts. Now it’s launched with a more user friendly and improvised social search in beta.
We're leaving a "beta" label on social results because we know there's a lot more we can do. If you want to get the most out of Social Search right away, get started by creating a Google profile, where you can add links to your other public online social services.