Google Will Start Reminding You of Your Friends’ Birthdays, Like Facebook

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Everyone appreciates a little love on their birthdays, and nothing in human history has done a better job of reminding your friends and family to wish you well on your big day than Facebook (whether you like it or not). Now, Google is adding birthday reminders to your daily Web searching via Google+, too.

That’s right folks, when you share your day of birth with people in your G+ Circles, they’ll receive a notification when they’re on Google’s home page (and probably elsewhere, as the feature rolls out), and--wouldn’t you know it--they can use Google Plus to leave you a message or a clever photo or video.

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You have to hand it to Google; using the most-used search engine on the planet to bait users into generating traffic for its also-ran social network is a smart move. On the other hand, you may not see many birthday notifications on Google, because you may not have very many colleagues, friends, or family on Google Plus.
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Should have this feature from the start. Better be late than never.

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Erakith replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 11:13 AM

I agree. I don't use google plus for friendships however, my GPlus is for business, networking and interests.

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I find it kind of sad that people actually sometimes rely on things like Social networking to know when their friends/families Birthday is.

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Sep 1 2012 6:20 PM

Are you guys high? I hate Facebook reminding people how old I am. :)

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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